87TH NAVAL CONSTRUCTION BATTALION
OKINAWA 1945

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Photos from the 87th NCB SEABEES. On Okinawa from 27 April 1945 until 7 Nov. 1945 when they were deactivated.

Interesting photos of General Douglas MacArthur who arrived on Okinawa 28 August 1945 and departed for Atsugi Air Base, Tokyo, Japan on 30 August 1945 to sign the Japanese surrender documents ending WWII and to command the occupation of Japan. The photos show MacArthur by his personal plane the "Bataan" with Lt. General Robert C. Richardson, the Pacific Ocean Area Army commander. The other photo shows Brig. General Bonner Fellers on the left, MacArthur's hand on General George C. Kenney (his air commander) and General Richardson. Based on information from the MacArthur Memorial in Norfolk, VA. these are previously unpublished photos.

Detailed construction photos of Bolo Point airfield. Destruction of Naha, scenes around Okinawa, 87th Seabee camp scenes and some US aircraft at one of the air fields.

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