NH 58558 Okinawa Invasion, 1945

The United States launched a massive invasion of the Japanese
home island
of Okinawa, with an initial landing of 60,000 soldiers
and marines, on this day in history, April 1, 1945.

The Battle of Okinawa proved the last major engagement of World
War II
and the largest battle of the entire war in the Pacific Theater. 

Okinawa has been a critical strategic location for the United States Armed Forces since the Battle of Okinawa and the end of World
War II
. The island was under American administration until 1972,
and today hosts around 26,000 US military personnel, about half
of the total complement of the
United States Forces Japan,
spread among 32 bases and 48 training sites.

Battle of Okinawa – Largest Amphibious Assault in the Pacific in WWII | DocumentaryTube

Photos: 70-year anniversary of Okinawa invasion | Madison Archives |

The Invasion of Okinawa: Meatgrinder at Kakazu Ridge | The National WWII Museum | New Orleans

Hotel Ocean in Naha, Okinawa has a buffet with the world’s best selection of Okinawan cuisine ...
Naha, Okinawa, Japan today.

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