Military History/Japanese artillery and spigot mortar locations / Okinawa
Dear Mr. Sutton,
Here is my question (s).
Is there a map which identifies the locations of the 24 320 mm Japanese spigot mortars which were on Okinawa ? Also, is there a map which locates the Japanese artillery positions, primarily 75mm and 150mm howitzers.
My father was in the Headquarters Company of the 96th Infantry Division, "The Deadeyes", and was a combat correspondent for the 'Stars and Stripes' newspaper. I am writing a book about his experiences.
Thank you very much for considering these questions.
I have checked my resources and found no specific maps of the locations for the Spigot mortars. Many were located on Ryan Ridge. I have included some websites that may help but also check 2 books.
Big Guns and Brave Men: Mobile Artillery Observers and the Battle for Okinawa
Rikugun: Guide to Japanese Ground Forces 1937-1945: Volume 1: Tactical Organization of Imperial Japanese Army & Navy Ground Forces
I wish I had more for you, but I hope this helps