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Giretsu Kuteitai Memorial

This war memorial is dedicated to the Giretsu Kuteitai, a Japanese elite unit specialised in demolition during the Second World War.

The unit was used during the Battle of Okinawa (1.4.1945 - 23.6.1945) to neutralize several airfields at the west coast of Okinawa. Despite it suffered heavy casualties, the Giretsu Kuteitai managed to destroy 280.000 liters of fuel and 9 US airplanes. 29 more airplanes were (heavily) damaged.

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