World War II -- Okinawa Shore Leave
Recorded November 29, 2019 Archived November 29, 2019 04:26 minutes
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DescriptionHarry S. Scott, born January 1922 and one of the last surviving veterans of WWII, tells a story of late in the war. He was an ensign and then LTJG aboard the Y.M.S. 387 (yard minesweeper) off Okinawa in 1945, right after the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, and a severe storm was forecast for the island....