Okinawa campaign

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Noun1.Okinawa campaign - a campaign in the closing days of World War II in the Pacific (April to June 1945); in savage close-quarter fighting United States marines and regular army troops took the island from the Japanese; considered the greatest victory of the Pacific campaign for the Americans
Second World War, World War 2, World War II - a war between the Allies (Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, USSR, Yugoslavia) and the Axis (Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Rumania, Slovakia, Thailand) from 1939 to 1945
Okinawa - the largest island of the central Ryukyu Islands
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During World War II, in the Battle of Okinawa in 1945 alone, one-quarter of the civilian population was killed - nearly 100,000 people.
Among many other military decorations he was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor for heroism as a ship's gunnery officer in 1945 during the Battle of Okinawa.
HECKLED by residents, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has joined about 5,000 people, including the US ambassador, in a service marking the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Okinawa, one of the bloodiest conflicts of the Second World War.
at a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the bloody Battle of Okinawa on Tuesday, an unusal outburst in conservative Japan at such a highly choreographed event.
Serving as a corpsman, his division was recognized with a Presidential Unit Citation "For extraordinary heroism in action against enemy Japanese forces'' during the Battle of Okinawa.
Ambassador to Japan John Roos will attend a memorial ceremony in Okinawa Prefecture on Sunday commemorating those who died in the Battle of Okinawa in 1945, the U.
OSAKA - Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto, who co-heads the Japan Restoration Party, plans to attend a memorial ceremony in Okinawa on June 23 to commemorate those who died in the Battle of Okinawa in 1945, sources close to the matter said Friday.
Gwinn was a naval veteran and saw action in the Battle of Okinawa during World War II.
Ahead of the speech, he visited a cenotaph in the city of Itoman, the site of the final stage of the Battle of Okinawa in which over 200,000 people died, to offer a silent prayer.
It took part in the Battle of Okinawa, the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War on the island of Okinawa off the south coast of Japan.
Prime Minister Naoto Kan will travel to Okinawa on Thursday to attend a ceremony marking the 66th anniversary of the end of the World War II Battle of Okinawa.
9pm) The adventurer concludes his journey, where he heads straight for the Naha Navy base to learn more about the Battle of Okinawa.