Created by Tom Horn on 19 Jul 2011, Last Update on 19 Jul 2011

First naval bombardment - 14 Jul 1945

Rear Admiral John Shafroth leads Task Unit 34.8.1 in the first naval bombardment of the Japanese coastline. The battleships USS South Dakota, Indiana and Massachusetts as well as 2 heavy cruisers and nine destroyers attacked iron works near Kamaishi.

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Tags : Japan,United States,Naval,Land,Pacific,Combat

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