June 2016
Naval History;Jun2016, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p56
The article explains the military tactics of the Imperial Japanese forces in causing major U.S. casualties in the Battle of Okinawa. Topics discussed include the battle started on April 1, 1945 with the deployment of 7 U.S. Army and Marine Corps divisions for occupation of the Ryukyu Islands, the tactics of 100,000 Japanese 32nd Army soldiers, naval units and 20,000 Okinawan home guard troops, and the relation of the battle towards the dropping of atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan.


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