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:


Americans reach Hill 89, location of Japanese emergency HQ.


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


Anglo-Yugoslav Agreement on zones of occupation in Trieste.

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