Joseph Coradetti and the Battle of Okinawa

Eisenhower National Historic Site


On May 1, 1945—while Dwight Eisenhower and the Allied Expeditionary Force were on the verge of Victory in Europe—the war in the Pacific still raged on. That morning, Seaman First Class Joseph Coradetti was one of dozens killed during a kamikaze attack on the USS Terror near Okinawa. Join Park Ranger Dan Vermilya for Coradetti’s story of service and sacrifice.


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