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Naha City, Okinawa c.1969
... to revisit that beautiful island! Memories I loved Okinawa! I was stationed at Kadena AB, Okinawa twice: once in the 80s and again in the 90s. By my time, Naha the base ... 
 
Posted by treefrogdk - 01/20/2012 - 9:40pm -

Naha City, Okinawa c.1969

Okinawa: 1957
An Okinawa street scene from approximately 1957. The village is called Futenma ... 
 
Posted by Groucho - 12/08/2011 - 5:27pm -

Okinawa: 1957

Christmas in Okinawa
Theater in Futenma Okinawa, circa 1957. From one of my Dad's badly faded Ektachrome slides. Colors ... 
 
Posted by Groucho - 12/21/2011 - 1:11pm -

Christmas in Okinawa

D-Day: New York
... forget how brave these men were. My uncle fought in Okinawa in 1945, unfortunately he never made it out alive. I still have the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/06/2013 - 10:25am -

D-Day: New York

Dairy Queen: 1977
... Air Force Base? That's where we moved when we left Okinawa, and where I spent the 6th grade (so it would've been 1973, '74). ... 
 
Posted by rizzman1953 - 05/12/2012 - 2:33pm -

Dairy Queen: 1977

Douglas MacArthur: 1930
... we had. By counter-example, much of the bloodbath of Okinawa would have been sidestepped had he been in charge there. His plan was ... we gained control of a large swath of central and northern Okinawa quickly and with low losses. MacArthur could see no point in ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/07/2012 - 9:28pm -

Douglas MacArthur: 1930

The Rat Patrol: 1973
... and 70s (turned 10 in 71). I spent most of my childhood on Okinawa, mostly living off base. My brother and I would comb the jungles for ... 
 
Posted by AmericanJarhead - 09/12/2011 - 5:55pm -

The Rat Patrol: 1973

My First Car: 1972
... and unloaded it on another unsuspecting airman. In Okinawa in 1970 or 71 I saw a Datsun Bluebird, a sweet little convertible ... 
 
Posted by tterrace - 06/24/2009 - 4:51pm -

My First Car: 1972

Homebody: 1940
... A Marine veteran of the horrific WW II Peleliu and Okinawa campaigns, Stompanato was no stranger to violence and, in fact, was a ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/12/2013 - 10:25am -

Homebody: 1940

Alex Chilton: 1911
... of the 3rd Battalion of the 7th Marines in the Battle of Okinawa, and as a Lt. Colonel and the commanding officer for the 2nd battalion ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/23/2008 - 4:41pm -

Alex Chilton: 1911

Sushi anyone?
... wares in what was called "black market alley". Naha City, Okinawa c.1969 Went there, did that I was at Naha Air Base, Okinawa, during 69-70, in the 21st Tactical Airlift Squadron. Poked around a ... 
 
Posted by treefrogdk - 01/17/2012 - 12:54pm -

Sushi anyone?

Cap'n Jack: 1961
... "Cap'n Jack" Katibah. Photo taken on or around Kadena AFB, Okinawa in 1961. The finest man who ever drew breath in my estimation, we lost ... 
 
Posted by BamBam - 03/03/2011 - 2:24pm -

Cap'n Jack: 1961

Two Platoons: 1943
... My grandfather served aboard the YMS-299 in the Battle for Okinawa. I have several of his photos and am trying to figure out where they ... 
 
Posted by anthonydpaul - 09/20/2011 - 12:30am -

Two Platoons: 1943

Somewhere in San Diego
... Korea, Vietnam, Back to Olongapo and then to Sasebo and Okinawa -Kadena - I flew from Kadena to Castle AFB in early Jan 1966. ... 
 
Posted by brianvnt90 - 10/13/2011 - 7:26am -

Somewhere in San Diego

Wedding Day: 1966
... at 19 years old, right before my dad was shipped off to Okinawa for 2 years. View full size. Sweet What a nice shot of your ... 
 
Posted by jmanelis01 - 11/12/2010 - 1:44pm -

Wedding Day: 1966

WWII Air Field
... Japanese kamikaze planes airfields during the assault on Okinawa. Born Feb. 25, 1924, in Oskaloosa, Iowa, to William F. and Adah M. ... 
 
Posted by Christoph Traugott - 02/10/2017 - 8:10pm -

WWII Air Field

The Happy Couple: 1948
... and the sinking of the USS Little (DD803) off the coast of Okinawa by kamikazes 3 years previous. A native of Akron Ohio, he passed away ... 
 
Posted by Truck5man - 01/25/2012 - 4:16pm -

The Happy Couple: 1948

Dad on the Town: 1945
... in the invasions of the Gilbert Islands, Saipan, and Okinawa, then were part of the Occupation forces. The Shasta Cola bottles, ... 
 
Posted by Cazzorla - 11/20/2015 - 7:48pm -

Dad on the Town: 1945

What's Playing?
A movie theater entrance in Futenma, Okinawa, about 1957. Taken from one of my Dad's badly faded Ektachrome slides. ... 
 
Posted by Groucho - 12/14/2011 - 1:55pm -

What's Playing?

Fun with Santa: 1958
... where we lived for the 15 months Dad was stationed on Okinawa. Not the kindliest Santa I have ever seen. View full size. ... 
 
Posted by noelani - 09/16/2011 - 1:57pm -

Fun with Santa: 1958

USAF buddies at Suicide Cliff
... (?) Karst, me, and a fella named Peek at Suicide Cliff, Okinawa 1/1/69. Quite an adventurous day! (ShorpyBlog, Member Gallery) ... 
 
Posted by treefrogdk - 01/17/2012 - 12:50pm -

USAF buddies at Suicide Cliff

Machinist Mates: 1942
... convoys, the Normandy invasion, and Kamikazi attacks at Okinawa. Ten days after the surrender Anne Arundel steamed into Tokyo Bay. ... 
 
Posted by DoninVa - 01/23/2016 - 12:10am -

Machinist Mates: 1942
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