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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Navy commander, describes the formation and early sorties by kamikaze units in the Philippines and then the devastating attacks during the Okinawa campaign from April to July 1945 as the war drew to a close.
Bob's seafaring adventures encompassed the Philippines, the Okinawa Campaign and finally Tokyo Bay as part of a ship contingency at the close of the war and signing of the peace treaty.
The first hundred pages provide excellent coverage of the nature of the duty at the picket stations, the types of ships and Navy/Marine/Army aircraft involved on the American side, the Japanese air forces arrayed against the U.S., and an overall picture of the Okinawa campaign. These chapters are well done as is the eighth and final chapter which summarizes and analyses the combat actions that took place.
From the beginning of the Okinawa campaign, the Japanese resisted furiously, and throughout the early summer of 1945, the Imperial High Command mustered every resource possible to dislodge the Americans.
At a meeting with the Joint Chiefs of Staff on June 18, Truman heard the participants come at the question another way--by examining the ratios of Americans to Japanese killed in recent operations (1 to 2 for the Okinawa campaign, for example).
Hill later participated as a naval pilot in the Okinawa campaign and the attacks on Tokyo, serving a full 30-year career stint in the Navy.
I first met Walter at the end of the Okinawa campaign in 1945 when he was Provost Marshal of the 1st Marine Division.
Spruance to plan future operations; returned to command at sea for the final stages of the Okinawa campaign (May-June 22) and strikes and raids against the Japanese home islands (July-August); the official surrender of Japan took place aboard his flagship U.S.S.
Kamikaze missions reached their peak in the Okinawa campaign, April 1-June 22.
During the Okinawa campaign, the ship underwent 78 days of continuous bombardment, firing 11,000 rounds at island targets before the first landings were made.
Buckner's Tenth Army in the Okinawa campaign (April 1-June 22, 1945); as chief of staff of Tenth Army again served under Stilwell when he took over after Buckner was killed (June-October); chief of staff of Sixth Army at San Francisco, still under Stilwell (1946-1947); chief of the American Advisory Military Mission to the Philippines (February 1947); shortly after his retirement (July 1948), Merrill was appointed commissioner of roads and public highways in New Hampshire; died in Fernandina Beach, Florida (December 11, 1955).