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Diary June 20, 1945


US 81mm mortar Okinawa
A US 81-mm M1 mortar crew provides fire support on Okinawa. They are firing heavy high explosive rounds. These had a shorter range than the light HE, but their effect was equivalent to that of a 105-mm howitzer.
Diary for Wednesday, June 20, 1945:

Okinawa

Americans reach Hill 89, location of Japanese emergency HQ.

Philippines

US forces reach Aparri, having advanced 322 km north along Cagayan Valley in 28 days against determined resistance.

Politics

Anglo-Yugoslav Agreement on zones of occupation in Trieste.

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