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9781616081775 - Appleman, Roy E. / Burns, James M. / Gugeler, Russell A.: Okinawa: The Last Battle
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Okinawa: The Last Battle Appleman, Roy E. / Burns, James M. / Gugeler, Russell A. Okinawa: The Last Battle is a tactical history of the conquest of the Ryukyu Islands by forces under the command of the U.S. Tenth Army in the period 1 April to 30 June 1945. The volume takes its name from the principal island of the Ryukyu island group, where the critical and decisive battles of the campaign were fought. The Ryukyus Campaign followed the capture of Iwo Jima and was planned as the last of the Pacific island operations before the invasion of Japan itself. This work is an account of all United States forces engaged--Army, Navy, Air, and Marine. It also tells in considerable detail the story of the Japanese 32d Army, which was the Okinawa garrison, and of Japanese naval and air forces committed in the defense of the Ryukyus. The volume begins with the planning for this amphibious operation at the threshold of Japan, one of the largest of the Pacific war, and follows the operation through all succeeding phases to the death of the Japanese commanding general and his chief of staff. Of special interest was the tremendous volume of naval firepower employed by ships stationed offshore on the flanks of the American ground forces as the latter advanced across the island. The concentration of naval, air, and ground firepower employed by American forces in the Okinawa campaign was unparalleled for any comparable force, length of front, and duration of time in the history of warfare. Nevertheless, blunting this great firepower was the most extensive network of underground cave and tunnel defenses with tightly interlocking fields of fire encountered in the history of warfare. The Japanese defensive system stretched from coast to coast and converged ring upon ring in depth, withShuri, the ancient capital of the Ryukyus, at its center. The battle resolved itself into a myriad of small-unit actions against enemy cave and firing positions. This fight was conducted at close quarters by infantry-engineer and infantry-tank teams. Tank flamethrowers and engineer and infantry demolition teams, covered by small groups of riflemen, often formed the combat units that enabled Tenth Army slowly to destroy the many well-constructed defensive positions, eliminate their dedicated defenders, and move gradually forward. The extensive attacks of Japanese Kamikaze pilots against the American naval forces supporting the ground forces are also treated as an important part of the operation. The ground combat story is told principally from regimental level. But as often as not, the treatment goes down to battalion level and frequently to company, platoon, and squad. It was the small unit that normally destroyed a particular enemy position holding the key to further advances. Often it was the individual soldier whose heroism was the decisive factor in such laborious activities, making it the theme of the immediate narrative. The XXIV Army Corps and the III Amphibious Corps, U.S. Fleet Marine Force, were the principal subordinate units of Tenth Army. In the two corps we
9781616081775 - Roy E. Appleman, James M. Burns, Russell A. Gugeler, John Stevens: Okinawa: The Last Battle
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Roy E. Appleman, James M. Burns, Russell A. Gugeler, John Stevens (?):

Okinawa: The Last Battle (2011) (?)

ISBN: 9781616081775 (?) or 1616081775, in english, 560 pages, Skyhorse Publishing, Paperback, Used, first edition

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As the war in the Pacific progressed, the United States and Allied troops fought the Japanese in places like New Guinea and the Marshall Islands, as they made their way closer to Japan’s mainland. Okinawa was the intended base for the planned invasion of Japan. The Japanese, however, were entrenched, and the U.S. and Allied forces found themselves in one of the bloodiest battles of World War II. Over 100,000 Japanese soldiers, 50,000 U.S. and Allied troops, and more than 100,000 civilians lost their lives during this epic eighty-two-day battle. From Operation ICEBERG (the invasion of Okinawa) and the invasion of the Ryukyus to the fall of Shuri, Okinawa: The Last Battle offers eyewitness accounts by four U.S. Army combat historians. From their stories, faithfully reported here, learn how American soldiers softened up the Japanese targets before invading the Ryukyus. Read how supply operations, evacuations, and base developments were established. And, learn what it was like to be in battle. With over 200 black-and-white photos, charts, and maps, Okinawa: The Last Battle is the book for anyone who wants to know what the war in the Pacific was really like., paperback, Ausgabe: 1st THUS, Label: Skyhorse Publishing, Skyhorse Publishing, Produktgruppe: Book, Publiziert: 2011-03-16, Studio: Skyhorse Publishing, Verkaufsrang: 1817951
9781616081775 - Stevens, John, Gugeler, Russell A., Burns, James M., Appleman, Roy E.: Okinawa: the Last Battle
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Stevens, John, Gugeler, Russell A., Burns, James M., Appleman, Roy E. (?):

Okinawa: the Last Battle (2011) (?)

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Appleman, Roy E., James M. Burns, Russell A. Gugeler and John Stevens (?):

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New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2011. A volume in the United States Army in World War II: The war in the Pacific series. 531pp.. 1st Thus. Soft Cover. Fine. Large Octavo.
1616081775 - Appleman, Roy E./ Burns, James M./ Gugeler, Russell A./ Stevens, John/ Malony, Harry J. (FRW): Okinawa
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Appleman, Roy E./ Burns, James M./ Gugeler, Russell A./ Stevens, John/ Malony, Harry J. (FRW) (?):

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