Battle of Okinawa

April 1, 1945 - June 21, 1945

Where and it's Significance

Where:

It was fought at the island of Okinawa part of the Ryukyus Islands.


Significance:

It Significance was that It was the final push for the allies to capture japan.

Casualties and who Won

American:
7,373 killed, 32,056 wounded on land
On sea 5,000 killed, 4,600 wounded

Japan:
107,000 killed, 7,400 captured




Who Won: Allies

Facts

  1. The battle was also called operation Iceberg.
  2. It was the biggest amphibious assault in the pacific.
  3. It had the highest number of casualties in any World War 2 engagement.