National Geographic : 1945 May
T. S. Army Air Forces, Official Winging over Okinawa, an Army "Recon" Made This Revealing Picture Checkerboard patterns are villages with walled houses. Carrier-based planes from the U. S. Third Fleet, under command of Admiral William F. Halsey, bombed Okinawa in January, February, and March. On January 21, 70 Jap ships and 68 enemy aircraft were sunk or damaged. On March 3, the toll was 55 ships and 91 planes.