October 9, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
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TUESDAY, 9 OCTOBER 1945
Japan: Typhoon Louise passes over Okinawa with winds of 80 knots (92 miles per hour) and 30'-35' waves battered the ships and craft in Nakagusuku Bay (Buckner Bay) and damages quonset huts and buildings ashore. As a result of the typhoon, 12 ships were sunk, 222 were grounded including USS LST-169 plus 32 ships severely damaged. Personnel casualties were 36 killed, 47 missing, and 100 seriously injured.
New York City: World War II victory parade in New York City. Heroes Can Look at a Hat... With Eyes on the Future Strolling on Park Avenue in New York City, Lt. Col. Greg "Pappy" Boyington and his former cellmate in a POW camp, Major Donald Winser Boyle, do some window shopping. Both Marine heroes are guests at the Waldorf-Astoria for a glimpse of Manhattan life and Boyington speaks at the Nimitz Day reception and press conference at the hotel.