Diary June 18, 1945

4.2-inch M2 mortar of the US Army's Chemical Mortar Company
Picture from this day: a 4.2-inch M2 mortar of a US Army’s Chemical Mortar Company fires in support of Marines on Okinawa.
Diary for Monday, June 18, 1945:


Lieutenant-General Buckner fatally wounded by artillery shell at forward observation post; aged 58.

Occupied countries

Germany: Colonel-General Berzarin, outspoken Soviet military commander in Berlin, killed in road accident; aged 40.

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