WWII -The Battle for Okinawa 1945

From the book, “Autumn Winds Over Okinawa 1945,” by Dr. Pelham Mead; It was August 30, 1945 and the USS Aircraft Carrier Antietam had just docked at Haku bay on Okinawa. The signing of the Treaty was to be Sept. 6, 1945, but the Antietam broke down and had to drop out of the 3rd Fleet headed to Japan for the signing. My father, Chief Petty Officer of Aviation Mechanics had been on the Antietam since she was put in the water back in Philadelphia Naval yards in August 1944. Now it was time for him to leave the USS … Continue reading WWII -The Battle for Okinawa 1945