General Simon Boliver Buckner Jr on Okinawa

General Simon Boliver Buckner Jr on Okinawa

General Simon Boliver Buckner Jr (left of the picture), commander of the US 10th Army on Okinawa, was the joint-highest ranked American officer to be killed in action during the Second World War. He was killed by a fragment of coral blasted off by an artillery shell on 18 June 1945, soon after this picture was taken.
How to cite this article: Rickard, J (8 April 2015), General Simon Boliver Buckner Jr on Okinawa , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_simon_boliver_buckner_jr_okinawa.html

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