Chapter 2 from the Novel, “Autumn Winds Over Okinawa 1945 by Dr. Pelham Mead (c) 2010, Xlibris Publishers.

Chapter 2- Arriving in Okinawa on Aug. 30, 1945 Early on the morning of Aug. 30, 1945, I could see the Kerama islands with binoculars from the bridge of the USS Antietam CV-36 aircraft carrier. Captain James Tague had called me up to the bridge to give me my temporary transfer papers that would eventuallyContinue reading “Chapter 2 from the Novel, “Autumn Winds Over Okinawa 1945 by Dr. Pelham Mead (c) 2010, Xlibris Publishers.”

Snipers on Okinawa 1945

The war was over but the fighting had not stopped on Okinawa. Chief Petty Officer Ken Mead and three other sailors from the USS Antietam CV-36 aircraft carrier departed the ship to go ashore in hope of returning to Hawaii and then the States. They were trapped there for a month and a half withContinue reading “Snipers on Okinawa 1945”