The Final Campaign: Marines in the Victory on Okinawa

Joseph H. Alexander (1938 - 2014)

The three-month-long battle of Okinawa covered a 700-mile arc from Formosa to Kyushu and involved a million combatants--Americans, Japanese, British, and native Okinawans. With a magnitude that rivaled the Normandy invasion the previous June, the battle of Okinawa was the biggest and costliest single operation of the Pacific War. For each of its 82 days of combat, the battle would claim an average of 3,000 lives from the antagonists and the unfortunate non-combatants.” (Joseph H. Alexander)

Genre(s): War & Military

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Final Campaign: Marines in the Victory on Okinawa Aaron Bennett
00:05:38
Play 02 Countdown to 'Love-Day' Aaron Bennett
00:21:19
Play 03 Sidebars - The Senior Marine Commanders and The Japanese Forces Aaron Bennett
00:12:05
Play 04 L-Day and Movement to Contact Aaron Bennett
00:27:09
Play 05 The Air and Sea Battles Aaron Bennett
00:16:15
Play 06 Sidebars - The U.S. Army at Okinawa and Marine Air at Okinawa Aaron Bennett
00:10:37
Play 07 Assault on Shuri Aaron Bennett
00:34:15
Play 08 Sidebars - Marine Artillery at Okinawa and Marine Tanks at Okinawa Aaron Bennett
00:12:58
Play 09 Closing the Loop Aaron Bennett
00:26:21
Play 10 Sidebar - Subsidiary Amphibious Landings Aaron Bennett
00:05:17
Play 11 Legacy and Sidebar: For Extraordinary Heroism Aaron Bennett
00:09:47