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Timeline Event: Ernie Pyle Killed

Apr 18, 1945

Ernie Pyle Killed

American war correspondent Ernie Pyle was killed by Japanese gunfire on the Pacific island of Ie Shima, off Okinawa. He was 44 years old.

Theater:  Pacific Theater

ItemType:  Person

Source:  World War II History

Date Added: 2010-04-18

Tags: Correspondent, War Correspondent, News, Ernie Pyle, Ie Shima, Okinawa

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