National Geographic : 1945 Oct
© National Geographic Society Kodachrome U.S.Navy, Official Across a Patchwork of Farms, Amphibious Tanks Waddle, Wiping out Japs in Horseshoe Tombs, Plane Revetments, and Foxholes Behind them flylike Marine infantrymen in extended order follow closely. Opposition was weak. Jap planes with "red balls" on wings still rest behind embankments on Okinawa D Day, April 1, 1945. Taxiways lead to Yontan's main airstrips. This scene has since disappeared; American runways and taxiways cover the area.