ARCHIVE PHOTO OF THE DAY
Bomb disposal on Okinawa, 1967
By STARS AND STRIPES Published: August 4, 2018
Eikoh Goya ©Stars and Stripes
Okinawa, March, 1967: Soldiers from the U.S. Army's 196th Ordnance Battalion, 2nd Logistical Command load a just-disarmed World War II bomb onto a truck, to be taken away for disposal. The Explosive Ordnance Disposal Section received 854 calls for help the previous year, resulting in the removal of 92 tons of ordnance from an island that saw some of the heaviest fighting of the war.