A Celestial View of Okinawa
Celestial view: Right after breakfast, we set for a debriefing with Lens, our island tour pilot. We were afraid to give the breakfast back right away as we started a rather bumpy flight over the coast! But we held strong and could enjoy a perfect sunny day with celestial views of the beaches, the ocean’s different hues of blues and greens, the waves, rocks, incredible vegetation! Paradise, or close!
The battle of Okinawa started April 1st, 1945, proved to be one of the WWII longest and hardest fought campaigns. 12,500 Americans were killed, 75,000 of the Japanese imperial army, 1/3 of civilian population, about 100,000 people died… The toughest threat for the Americans were the 3,000 kamikazes sent by the Japanese.
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