Appleman, Roy Edgar.

Okinawa: the last battle / by Roy E. Appleman ... [et al.]. - Washington, D.C. : Center of Military History, United States Army, 1984, c1948. - xviii, 529 p. : ill., ports., maps (some folded col.) ; 26 cm. - United States Army in World War II: The war in the Pacific . - United States Army in World War II. War in the Pacific. .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Operation Iceberg -- Invasion of the Ryukyus -- Winning the Okinawa beachhead -- Where is the enemy? -- Coming to grips with the enemy -- The conquest of northern Okinawa -- The capture of Ie Shima -- The attack of 19 April on the Shuri defenses -- Fall of the first Shuri defense ring -- Tactics and tactical decisions -- Assaulting the second Shuri defense ring -- The Japanese counteroffensive and its aftermath -- The May attack on the Shuri defenses -- Battle in the rain -- The fall of Shuri -- Behind the front -- The enemy's last stand -- The battle ends -- Appendix A : Major tactical units of Tenth Army in the Ryukyus Campaign -- Appendix B : Japanese 32nd Army units in the Ryukyus Campaign -- Appendix C : Statistics of the Ryukyus Campaign.




World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Japan--Okinawa Island.

D769 / .A533 vol.2, pt.11, 1984