HAGUSHI  Beach
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Adair and her companions arrived off the objective before sunrise on D day, 1 April, and began unloading equipment and disembarking troops at dawn. A shore battery opened fire on the transports, but heavy ships of the gunfire support group quickly silenced it, permitting the unloading to continue. That night, she and other transports retired to a safer area at sea to the west of Okinawa.  She continued that routine -- daylight unloading at the Hagushi (Torii) beaches alternated with night retirements to the East China Sea -- until 5 April. Air alerts continued throughout the period though Adair escaped direct attack.

USS ADAIR 
APA 91
OKINAWA
April 1945

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