Ryukyu Islands

Battle of Okinawa Video

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Kamikaze suicide planes attack the US Fleet off Okinawa, April 1945. Movie

 

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Battle of Okinawa April 1 - July 2, 1945

In March, 1945, the last of the great amphibious operations of the War was being planned. Okinawa, in the Ryukyu Islands, was considered part of the Japanese Home Islands. Its proximity to Japan meant that it could not be bypassed.

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