Monday, February 3, 2014

Naval Base Buckner Bay

From Wikipedia. //// Located in Nakagusuku Bay in south Okinawa. It was named after General Simon Buckner and established in June 1945 as an anchorage and repair facility. It still operates as a navy-army base. //// Typhoon Louise struck this base on October 12, 1945 and grounded 15 merchant ships, some beyond recovery, three destroyers beyond saving and 200 other ships were severely damaged or destroyed. One of the ships destroyed was the USS Industry which I have recently written about. Some 80% of the huge base's buildings were also destroyed along with 60 airvraft. //// --GreGen

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