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Diary May 22, 1945

mud-filled pit
A mud-filled pit with a shrapnel-riddled US 81-mm mortar, which was hit by Japanese counter battery fire on Okinawa.
Diary for Tuesday, May 22, 1945:

Okinawa

Persistent heavy rain until early June seriously reduces mobility of US armor and gives Japanese respite, during which they evacuate wounded and equipment from Shuri Line. Marines cross river Asato.

Occupied countries

Germany: Montgomery appointed C-in-C of British Forces of Occupation.

Home Fronts

Britain – Rationing: new cuts affecting fats, bacon, meat and soap.

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