World Battlefronts: By Land, Sea and Air

With words of praise for work well done, Lieut. General Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. pulled the battle-weary 27th and 96th Divisions out of the line on Okinawa last week, replaced them with the 1st Marine and 77th Army Divisions. But there was no rest for the weary. In a wild night and morning of tactical razzle-dazzle the Japs struck by land, sea and air.

Down the island's coasts, to start the action, came Japanese infantrymen in landing craft. Some marines came out of the forward areas, and 96th Division units moved up from their...

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