Marines Attack Half Moon Hill

May 16, 1945 in Marine Corps History
Marines Attack Half Moon Hill
Posted on 5/16/2022

On May 16, 1945, the 22nd and 29th Marines continued an attack against Half Moon Hill, a day that the 6th Marine Division would later describe as the "bitterest" of the entire Okinawa campaign. By May 18, the famed Japanese "Shuri line" was breached by American forces.


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