Ernie Pyle Monument, Japan dedication photographs
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- 1945 July, undated
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When World War II broke out, he became a war correspondent, covering campaigns in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, and France, which won him the Pulitzer Prize for journalism in 1944. Pyle moved on to the Pacific theater and accompanied U.S. armed forces on Iwo Jima. During the Okinawa campaign, he was killed by Japanese machine-gun fire while visiting the nearby island of Ie Shima, Ryukyu Islands, Japan on April 18, 1945. Pyle was initially buried in Japan, but eventually interred in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii.
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Findagrave.com. "Ernie Pyle." Find A Grave Memorial. Accessed October 21, 2021. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/2143/ernie-pyle.
Indiana University Media School. "New Scholars Visit Pyle Home Town." The Media School Report, August 29, 2016. Accessed October 21, 2021. https://mediaschool.indiana.edu/news-events/news/item.html?n=new-scholars-visit-pyle-home-town.
The Ernie Pyle WWII Museum. "Ernie Pyle's Boyhood Home." Accessed October 21, 2021. https://erniepyle.org/ernie-pyles-boyhood-home.
The memorial sat near a small cemetery where Pyle and other American soldiers were temporarily buried. Pyle's body was removed from Ie Shima, along with the other Americans who died there, and reinterred on July 4, 1947 in the Okinawa Island Command Cemetery. Later, his body was relocated to Oahu, Hawaii.
"Ernie Pyle Monument." Colton Courier (CA), August 28, 1945, 1.
"Ernie Pyle's Body Removed from Ie Shima." The Daily Courier (Connellsville, PA), July 3, 1947, 1.
"Monument Erected to Ernie Pyle." Ventura County Star (CA), July 2, 1945, 2.
"Yanks Dedicate Monument to Ernie Pyle." Salt Lake Telegram (UT), July 2, 1945, 2.
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