4.22.2004
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The Waiting Game

Associated Press photo by Frank Filan, dated August 29, 1945

Troops of the 11th Airborne Division crowd the airstrip on the Japanese island of Okinawa, awaiting the signal for takeoff to Japan. A few hours later (Aug. 29, 1945, a few weeks after the end of WW II in the Pacific), these men landed at Atsugi airfield, Toyko, as part of the airborne spearhead of the American occupation forces.

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