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Okinawa (Prefecture): August 11-30, 1945

The decimated 511th PIR received an influx of reinforcements on Luzon before being given FOUR hours to pack and head to the airstrips for flights to Okinawa. There the Angels waited for Japan and Allied Leadership to finalize the empire's surrender so the paratroopers visited friends in other units (and their kitchens), stole Jeeps to ride around the island and otherwise enjoyed the overly-crowded island (it was a main staging area for the invasion of Japan). Then orders came down for the 11th Airborne to get ready for another move; they were to be the first full Allied unit to land on mainland Japan.