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United States. Marine Corps.
[Washington] Historical Branch, G-3 Division, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, 1955
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Charles Sidney Nichols; Henry I Shaw; United States. Marine Corps.
|Description:||viii, 332 pages illustrations, portraits, maps (some folded, some color) 27 cm|
|Contents:||Background: Strategic background ; Historical notes ; Okinawa and the Okinawans --
Planning ICEBERG: Strategic concepts ; Command relationships ; Intelligence ; Tactical planning ; Logistical planning --
Preparation for the assault: Training and rehearsing ; Mounting and staging for the assault ; Preliminary covering strikes ; Seizure of Kerama Retto ; Prelanding operations --
Japanese defensive preparation: The Thirty-second Army ; Strengthening the defenses ; Reinforcing the Army ; Prelanding dispositions --
Seizure of the beachhead: Severing the Island ; Meeting the enemy ; Logistical progress ; Kamikaze --
Action in the North: Securing the Eastern Islands ; 6th Marine Division advances ; Battle for Motobu Peninsula ; Marines' "Guerrilla War," ; Capture of Ie Shima --
Developing the Shuri defenses: Penetrating the Outpost Line ; Build-up in the South ; Attack of 19 April ; Assaulting the Second Defense Ring ; 1st Marine Division joins XXIV Corps --
IIIAC enters the Lists: Japanese counterattack ; The battle lines are drawn ; Tenth Army attacks ; Logistical progress --
Reduction of the Shuri Bastion: Sugar Loaf Hill ; Wana Draw ; Shuri Heights and Conical Hill ; Struggle in the rain ; Japanese withdrawal --
Ushijima's last stand: Breakout to the South ; The capture of Oroku Peninsula ; Kunishi Ridge ; Iheya-Aguni Operation ; Yaeju Dake-Yuza Dake ; End of organized resistance --
Campaign summary: The clean-up drive ; The Tenth Army's Air Force ; Island Command activities ; Tactical evaluation ; Key to conquest --
Appendices: Bibliography ; Chronology ; Command and Staff List of Marine Unites on Okinawa ; III Amphibious Corps task organization ; Japanese order of battle ; Marine casualties ; Marine and Naval Corpsmen Medal of Honor winners ; Navy Unit Commendations.
|Responsibility:||[by] Chas. S. Nichols, Jr., USMC [and] Henry I. Shaw, Jr.|