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Battle of Okinawa ending... General Buckner is killed...
Item # 678817
June 19, 1945
NEW YORK TIMES, June 19, 1945
* Battle of Okinawa, Japan ending
* General Simon B. Buckner death
* Tenth United States Army commander
The front page has a four column headline: "BUCKNER, OKINAWA COMMANDER, KILLED BY SHELL AS HIS MEN SMASH FOE'S LINE; JAPANESE FLEEING SOUTHWARD IN OPEN" with subheads.
General Buckner was killed during the closing days of the Battle of Okinawa by enemy artillery fire, making him the highest-ranking United States military officer lost to enemy fire during World War II. He would remain the highest-ranking U.S. military member to be killed by a foreign armed action until the death of Lieut. General Timothy Maude during the September 11 attacks.
Also on the front page is a three column headline: "CAPITAL HAILS EISENHOWER; VICTOR URGES UNITY IN PEACE; NEW YORK'S WELCOME TODAY" with subheads and photo.
Complete in 34 pages, good condition.
Category: World War II