Battle of Okinawa
American vs Japan
Simon Bolivar Buckner was born in Kentucky. He entered the US Military Academy in 1904. Following graduation he remained a lieutenant general. He was promoted to command the 10th army, which led to the attack on the Japanese in the Battle of Okinawa. He was killed in last days of the battle on June 18, 1945.
Mitsuru Ushijima was born in Kagoshima. He graduated from the Imperial Japanese Army Academy in 1908. Mitsuru was sent to Okinawa to command the defense army on the invasion by America. Ushijima committed suicide on June 22, 1945 during the battle.