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Diary May 17, 1945

General Buckner
Lt.-Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckner (foreground) on Okinawa.
Diary for Thursday, May 17, 1945:

Okinawa

Lieutenant-General Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr., commanding general of US 10th Army, takes personal command of operations. Marines reach crest of Sugar Loaf Hill, but run short of ammunition and have to withdraw.

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