On this date

Private 1st Class J.B. Slagle (47961535) of Oklahoma, receives the daily dressing of his wounds on board the hospital ship USS SOLACE en-route from Okinawa to Guam, May 1945.

J.B enlisted in December 1942 and served in a Division of the US 10th Army at Okinawa. (possibly the 27th or 77th ID)
He was badly wounded on April 20 1945 and spent 5 months in Army hospitals.
He received the Purple Heart for his service to his country.

He was married with 4 children, 3 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild –┬áJ.B. passed away on February 7 2013, aged 89.

(Photo by Navy photo journalist – Lt. Victor Jorgensen)

(Colourised by Royston Leonard from the UK)