American leaders at Okinawa, Japan: Spruance, Nimitz, and Buckner, circa May 1945Lieutenant General Simon Buckner, Jr., Major General Lemuel Shepperd, and Brigadier General William Clement on Okinawa, Japan, 22 May 1945Major General Lemuel Sheperd and Lieutenant General Simon Buckner observing the field, Okinawa, Japan, 1945United States Army Lieutenant General Simon Buckner, Jr. (with camera) and Major General Lemuel Shepperd, Okinawa, Japan, circa May-Jun 1945
American leaders at Okinawa, Japan: Spruance, Nimitz, and Buckner, circa May 1945Lieutenant General Simon Buckner, Jr., Major General Lemuel Shepperd, and Brigadier General William Clement on Okinawa, Japan, 22 May 1945Major General Lemuel Sheperd and Lieutenant General Simon Buckner observing the field, Okinawa, Japan, 1945United States Army Lieutenant General Simon Buckner, Jr. (with camera) and Major General Lemuel Shepperd, Okinawa, Japan, circa May-Jun 1945
US Army Lieutenant General Simon Buckner in Okinawa, Japan, circa Apr-Jun 1945
US Army Lieutenant General Simon Buckner in Okinawa, Japan, circa Apr-Jun 1945
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