USS Makin Island at anchor at Kerama Retto, Ryukyu Islands, Japan, 31 Mar 1945

Caption   USS Makin Island at anchor at Kerama Retto, Ryukyu Islands, Japan, 31 Mar 1945 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy
Identification Code   NH94878
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Makin Island   Main article  Photos  
Photos at Same Place Kerama Retto, Ryukyu Islands, Japan
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 7 Jun 2011
Licensing  Public Domain. According to the United States copyright law (United States Code, Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105), in part, "[c]opyright protection under this title is not available for any work of the United States Government".



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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Anonymous says:
28 Mar 2015 01:09:46 PM

Date "March 1945" is wrong.
2. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
28 Mar 2015 05:04:42 PM

In response to Anonymous #1 above: While a little more supportable information as to why March 1945 is wrong would have made this question easier to resolve, the matter is resolved conclusively in the USS Makin Island’s War Diary for the Nansei Shoto Operation. The Navy has long dated this photo as 27 Mar 1945 but the ship’s War Diary is very specific about being the first US Escort Carrier to enter Kerama Retto on 31 Mar 1945, dropping anchor at 0828 hours and weighing anchor at 1835 hours that same day. The caption date has been adjusted accordingly.

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WW2-Era Place Name Kerama Retto, Ryukyu Islands, Japan
Lat/Long 26.2248, 127.3224


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