Welcome to Okinawa 1945: 83 Days of Unrelenting Hell in Paradise. I work as a freelance Historical Producer and Military Historian for the television and film industry, museums and related clientele. I am the grandson of a Battle of Okinawa veteran who fought in some of the fiercest and costliest battles of the campaign serving as a Browning Automatic Rifleman with ‘Baker’ Company, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division. This site is dedicated to the honest and unbiased study and remembrance of the 83-day-long 1945 WW2 Battle for Okinawa. The battle was the last great and single most bloodiest battle of the Pacific War which directly resulted in the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Bryan Stefancyk Okinawa
Japanese pillbox atop Kakazu Ridge, located near where my Grandfather fought. The pillbox shows signs of fire damage from American flamethrowers and is riddled with bullet holes. Okinawa, June 2010, 65th Anniversary of the Battle.