The War Years Series
Correspondence from Jeff Rhoads:
Kerama Retto Island, 1945
L-R: Interpreter, Yamashita (rear) | Island Mayor, Seiee (front) | Commander Col. Argo | Captain Forrest A Rhoads | Edgar Rice Burroughs
Rear Admiral Forrest A. Rhoads
A Journey from Apprentice Seaman to Rear Admiral
His whole story can be found HERE:
Just scroll to the very bottom of the page.
~ Jeff Rhoads
Jeff Rhoads has created a tribute site dedicated to
Percy Keese Fitzhugh, author of the Tom Slade series, etc.
More Background Information On This Event
ERB Personal War Years Journal
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Oldest Correspondent in the WWII Pacific Theatre
An Illustrated Time Line of Events
1945: The War Years
Collated by Bill Hillman
Multi-thousand mile cruise on the oiler/refueler, U.S.S. Cahaba commanded by Lieutenant Commander Julius Burnbaum. Sailed to the Carolines and other islands in the Western Pacific. They came under sniper fire, and a bombing and kamikaze attack on Kerama Retto atoll. A spoof of the visit appears in William Brinkley's satiric novel, Don't Go Near The Water.
Start of Kamikaze Mission and the Attack
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