Battle of Okinawa

Early April - Mid June 1945

Summary of the Battle of Okinawa.

~82-day-long battle lasted from early April until mid-June 1945.
~Fought on the Ryukyu Islands of Okinawa.
~Japan was the axis power while the U.S was the allies.

3 interesting facts about the Battle of Okinawa

~During the battle, many civilians of Japan committed suicide because they were urged too. Many people told them they weren't going to win the battle so they thought might as well to kill themselves now before they were tortured.
~Battle was also known as the "Typhoon of Steel" due to the ferocity of the attacks.
~90% of the island was destroyed along with buildings & forests.

This battle was very important because it was one of the most longest & costliest battles ever in the Pacific War.


American forces had about 49,151 casualties while Japanese had about 171,472 casualties. Addition with the Japanese Civilians is about 142,058.