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Type 1 Photograph, 7.5" x 7.5", April 1, 1945, Okinawa, Japan.

This incredibly unique and unpublished image was taken from an attack aircraft on L Day and shows the US Army Corps Battleships

Designated a Type I by PSA who also notes that these photos are "Original Contact Photographs", meaning they were produced contemporaneously with direct contact from the original negatives. PSA/DNA has encapsulated the photo to a size of 9.75" x 13."

The Battle of Okinawa was the bloodiest battle of the Pacific War, which led to a victory for the US but resulted in massive casualties on both sides.

The invasion was supported by a fleet consisting of 18 battleships, 27 cruisers, 177 destroyers/destroyer escorts, 39 aircraft carriers (11 fleet carriers, 6 light carriers and 22 escort carriers) and various support and troop transport ships.

Taking Okinawa would provide Allied forces with an airbase from which bombers could strike Japan and an advanced anchorage for Allied fleets. From Okinawa, US forces could increase air strikes against Japan and blockade important logistical routes, denying the home islands of vital commodities.

Authentication: PSA/DNA Encapsulated and a Gotta Have Rock and Roll Certificate of Authenticity.
WWII Battle of Okinawa Original Type 1 Photograph Captured from Attack Aircraft on L Day (PSA/DNA Encapsulated)
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