Honor & Sacrifice: WSIU Remembers World War II

USS Aaron Ward and LST 325

Special | 26m 48s

The USS Aaron Ward suffered six hits by Japanese Kamikaze planes while serving as a radar outpost during the invasion of Okinawa. Fireman Second Class Einar Dyhrkopp of Shawneetown describes the ordeal of his shipmates as they fought to keep their severely damaged ship afloat. Evansville, IN served as a manufacturing center for the Landing Ship Tank during WWII.

Aired: 07/26/12

Rating: NR

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