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As Sie steamed back and forth those last
ifivelrdays of Lax-ch, screeningragainst enemy
.submarines, she knew she was doing her part
lin this campaign, for the heavy ships she
was protecting wsneaeten then bombarding the
mHagushi beaches in preparation for landing
assaults on Love Day. n " 0
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' 5 I The Invasion of Qhinawa
st' Lasher Day- 1 April l9h5- was marked as
Love or landing Day by American forces. At
0200 that morning the Foreman went to Gener-
al Qdarters and remained at Battle Stations
luntil dawn. During this period, one unident-
ified plan crossed her bow, and at 0h2h she
opened fire at an unidentified plane close-by
with no observed results Y n 0
ep Enemy air raids increased and as the dawn
twilight lightedup her surrounding sector,hun
dreds of assault graft could be seen preparing
to make their landings on the Hagushi beach-
eheads. 'At 0613, an enemy plane was splashed
nearhby. At 0615, the Foreman began patroll-
ing 3 to 7 thcusand yards northeast of Keise
Shimas At 0830, landing operations began,
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No more attacks occurred during the
of the 27th of Marche 1
on the 28th, at 1425,-the Foreman r
cuedNan American pilot from the sea,'whob
survived a plane crash close-by an esc
cruiserQ'In accordance with the custom.in
vogue among'NhMy ships, the Foreman recei
ice dream.for her crew from.the cruiser,
tc' The 29th saw four enemy aircraft bein
brought 'oo down with the Foreman's formatioH5
tho nonewdirectly attacked her.
'a The 30th was comparatiyely'peaceful,
with only one air raid alert being sound
The 31st of Mbrch was marked by the appr
into the formation of one enemy aircraft.
Other ships oyened fire, but the plane
outside the range of the Foremanfs batter
The remainder of the day'passed uneventf
Q 'EW now, the Foreman had come to kn
the f?3l-meaning of HFlash Red,H theafir
Of WhlC5 she Lad experienced back in 1944,
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F aandjhqhdreds of sma1l poats streamed past the 'jf ett 'U"
't"+Fsrems,n,qntheir way lnto tnabeacnee. Men kg:
fewavedfaest they.We11L,-by, apd the crew of the ,rg
E Epreman a swereH with wellfwishing'sa1utes, Eiyff .A'- .a
4 Yalmost as if in tribute to these brave fight- get-"
1 ersi some of whom were about to go ashofe in HMQW: H
2 sthe first assault on the Jap hemeland, and ta up at
give theirflives in the bat e. ' e , ""
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Q e Amphibious rocket spips Pg close-in, :f' ,.
A she1ling as they went, and aircraft strafed 3QmJ--tj
X enemy resistance points on shore. t ' gklfu
5 f All this could be seen fromathe decks. cf
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e the DE, as she patrolled her sector 18 seard1 A
3 of lurkigg Japanese submarines.e s , ,,
f at Iaterfthat moraing,'reperts'were receif- glyygf:
5 ved that the landings hadbeenfsuecessful, to +,.g5 QQ
t stand-byWnow'fer heavy enemy air eaids, ' W.g, .h--
Theg5r'aiQds?,yf1ever mate:r'ialized. At least L 5: 1 L-'iii'
Q f10ff that The enemy was apparently mo- 'al pxggg,
f. mentarlly stunned by the-attack, They weret, 'tW.
Q to resume their vigorous attacks short1y,.'W s,4:,,,
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