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    Tokashiki Island Kerama Island Group Japan

Location
Tokashiki Island is located in the Kerama Island Group, fifteen miles west of Okinawa. Borders the Kerama Anchorage and Zamami Island to the west.

Wartime History
On March 27, 1945 at 9:11am the US Army 77th Infantry Division, 306th Infantry Regiment that landed at two locations. Camping for the night of March 28, 1945 a mile from the north tip of Tokashiki, troops of the 306th heard explosions and screams of pain in the distance. In the morning they found a small valley littered with more than 150 dead and dying Japanese, most of them civilians. Soldiers and medics did what they could. Aside from this incident, many surrendered. The 77th captured 1,195 civilian and 121 military prisoners.

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Last Updated
August 25, 2018

 

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