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The Battle of Okinawa

April 1, 1945 - June 22, 1945
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James Valva

on 9 February 2010

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Transcript of The Battle of Okinawa

The Battle of Okinawa
April 1, 1945 - June 22, 1945 Location
Okinawa, Japan
Pacific Ocean United States & Great Britain vs. Japan Simon T. Buckner- U.S.
Roy Geiger- U.S.
Joseph Stilwell- U.S.
Chester W. Nimitz- U.S.
Raymound A. Spruance- U.S.
Bruce Fraser- Great Britain
Mitsuru Ushijima- Japan
Isamu Cho- Japan
Hiromichi Yahara- Japan
Significance Outcome Allied Victory
The Battle of Okinawa was one of the
bloodiest battles of World War II.
It involved intense gun fighting and bombing.
The purpose of this battle was for the Allies
to seize an island about 340 miles away from Japan. Statistics
Over 1,000 Japanese troops lost.
50,000 Allied casualities.
12,000 Allied deaths.
Hundreds of thousands of civilians killed
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