82 days on okinawa

82 Days On Okinawa

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Author : Art Shaw
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Release : 2020-03-03
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ISBN_10 : 9780062907462
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A riveting firsthand account of American heroism, Colonel Art Shaw’s 82 Days on Okinawa delivers an unprecedented soldier’s-eye view of the Pacific War’s “bloodiest battle of all” (New York Times)—the climactic final land battle of World War II and a campaign so brutal that it convinced leaders to unleash the atomic bomb. 75 years ago, he was the first officer ashore Okinawa. It's taken him a lifetime to speak about the 82 days that followed. On Easter Sunday, April 1, 1945, 1.5 million men gathered aboard 1,500 Allied ships off the coast of the Japanese island of Okinawa. The men were there to launch the largest amphibious assault on the Pacific Theater. War planners expected an 80 percent casualty rate. The first American officer ashore was then-Major Art Shaw, a unit commander in the U.S. Army’s 361st Field Artillery Battalion of the 96th Infantry Division, nicknamed the Deadeyes. For the next three months, Shaw and his men served near the front lines of the Pacific’s costliest battle, their artillery proving decisive against a phantom enemy who had entrenched itself in the rugged, craggy island. Over eighty-two days, the Allies fought the Japanese army in a campaign that would claim more than 150,000 human lives. When the final calculations were made, the Deadeyes were estimated to have killed 37,763 of the enemy. The 361st Field Artillery Battalion had played a crucial role in the victory. The campaign would be the last major battle of World War II and a key pivot point leading to the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and to the Japanese surrender in August, two months after the siege’s end. Filled with extraordinary details, Shaw’s gripping account gives lasting testimony to the courage and bravery displayed by so many on the hills of Okinawa.

82 Days On Okinawa

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Author : Art Shaw
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Release : 2020-03
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ISBN_10 : 0062907441
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75 years ago, he was the first officer ashore Okinawa. It's taken him a lifetime to speak about the 82 days that followed. A riveting firsthand account of American heroism, Colonel Art Shaw's 82 Days on Okinawa delivers an unprecedented soldier's-eye view of the Pacific War's "bloodiest battle of all" (New York Times)--the climactic final land battle of the Second World War and a campaign so brutal that it convinced leaders to unleash the atomic bomb. On Easter Sunday, April 1, 1945, 1.5 million men gathered aboard 1,500 Allied ships off the coast of the Japanese island of Okinawa. The men were there to launch the largest amphibious assault on the Pacific Theater. War planners expected an 80 percent casualty rate. The first American officer ashore was then-Major Art Shaw, a unit commander in the U.S. Army's 361st Field Artillery Battalion of the 96th Infantry Division, nicknamed the Deadeyes. For the next three months, Shaw and his men served near the front lines of the Pacific's costliest battle, their artillery proving decisive against a phantom enemy who had entrenched itself in the rugged, craggy island. Over eighty-two days, the Allies fought the Japanese army in a campaign that would claim more than 150,000 human lives. When the final calculations were made, the Deadeyes were estimated to have killed 37,763 of the enemy. The 361st Field Artillery Battalion had played a crucial role in the victory. The campaign would be the last major battle of World War II and a key pivot point leading to the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and to the Japanese surrender in August, two months after the siege's end. Filled with extraordinary details, Shaw's gripping account gives lasting testimony to the courage and bravery displayed by so many on the hills of Okinawa.

82 Days On Okinawa

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Author : Art Shaw
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Release : 2020-03
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ISBN_10 : 006297887X
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75 years ago, he was the first officer ashore Okinawa. It's taken him a lifetime to speak about the 82 days that followed. A riveting firsthand account of American heroism, Colonel Art Shaw's 82 Days on Okinawa delivers an unprecedented soldier's-eye view of the Pacific War's "bloodiest battle of all" (New York Times)--the climactic final land battle of the Second World War and a campaign so brutal that it convinced leaders to unleash the atomic bomb. On Easter Sunday, April 1, 1945, 1.5 million men gathered aboard 1,500 Allied ships off the coast of the Japanese island of Okinawa. The men were there to launch the largest amphibious assault on the Pacific Theater. War planners expected an 80 percent casualty rate. The first American officer ashore was then-Major Art Shaw, a unit commander in the U.S. Army's 361st Field Artillery Battalion of the 96th Infantry Division, nicknamed the Deadeyes. For the next three months, Shaw and his men served near the front lines of the Pacific's costliest battle, their artillery proving decisive against a phantom enemy who had entrenched itself in the rugged, craggy island. Over eighty-two days, the Allies fought the Japanese army in a campaign that would claim more than 150,000 human lives. When the final calculations were made, the Deadeyes were estimated to have killed 37,763 of the enemy. The 361st Field Artillery Battalion had played a crucial role in the victory. The campaign would be the last major battle of World War II and a key pivot point leading to the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and to the Japanese surrender in August, two months after the siege's end. Filled with extraordinary details, Shaw's gripping account gives lasting testimony to the courage and bravery displayed by so many on the hills of Okinawa.

The Battle For Okinawa

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Author : Colonel Hiromichi Yahara
Genre : History
Release : 2002-01-22
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ISBN_10 : 0471180807
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Critical acclaim for The Battle for Okinawa "An indispensable account of the fighting and of Okinawa's role in the Japanese defense of the home islands." --The Wall Street Journal "A fascinating, highly intelligent glance behind the Japanese lines." --Kirkus Reviews "The most interesting of the 'last battle of the war' books." --The Washington Post. "A fascinating insider's view of the Japanese command." --Dallas Morning News COLONEL HIROMICHI YAHARA was the senior staff officer of the 32nd Japanese Army at Okinawa. A Military Book Club Main Selection

Indestructible

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Author : Jack H. Lucas
Genre : History
Release : 2020-01-07
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ISBN_10 : 9780062795632
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Medal of Honor recipient Jack H. Lucas’s classic memoir of his heroics at the Battle of Iwo Jima—with a foreword by Bob Dole and reissued to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the battle in 2020. On February 20, 1945, the second day of the assault on Iwo Jima—one of the bloodiest battles of the Pacific theater in World War II—Private Jack Lucas, who was only seventeen, and three other Marines engaged in a close-proximity firefight with Japanese soldiers. When two enemy grenades landed in their trench, Lucas jumped on one and pulled the other under his body to save the lives of his comrades. Lucas was blown into the air as his body was torn apart by 250 entrance wounds. He was so severely wounded that his team left him for dead. Miraculously, he survived. While on the hospital ship Samaritan, his spirit soared to see the American flag flying atop Mount Suribachi—the same flag immortalized in Joe Rosenthal’s iconic photograph, Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima. Lucas endured twenty-one grueling surgeries and carried 200 pieces of shrapnel in his body for the rest of his life. Awarded the Medal of Honor, he became the youngest Marine in U.S. history—and the youngest of all World War II servicemen—to receive the honor. Indestructible tells the remarkable story of an extraordinary American possessed with a fierce determination to serve his country.

Okinawa Odyssey

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Author : Bob Green
Genre : History
Release : 2004
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ISBN_10 : UOM:39015060836080
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Written and richly illustrated with access to archival words and images, this remembrance of the bloody fight for Okinawa chronicles the bitter campaign to take this last island on the "island-hopping" campaign to defeat the Japanese.

Stay Off The Skyline

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Author : Laura Homan Lacey
Genre : History
Release : 2011-09
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ISBN_10 : 9781597974585
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The Sixth Marine Division holds a unique place in U.S. Marine Corps history, because it was retired after one great battle. The division was formed on Guadalcanal in September 1944, its ranks filled with battle-hardened veterans and untested replacement troops. The Sixth Division fought its only action on the island of Okinawa from April to June 1945 but entered the fight with more combat experience overall than any other Marine division in its initial battle. It disappointed no one. The Okinawa campaign involved eight Army and Marine divisions, but the Sixth captured most of the ground in some of the bloodiest fighting of the war. Weeks later, atomic attacks on two Japanese cities in early August 1945 swiftly ended the war. Before Hiroshima there was Okinawa. Because of Okinawa, in considerable part there was Hiroshima, wrote one reporter. With the invasion of Japan canceled, the Sixth Division went to China on occupation duty and, on 1 April 1946, was reorganized out of existence. As it was created overseas, so was it disbanded. This book tells the story of these Marines in their own words. Historian Laura Lacey - a Marine family member who has lived on Okinawa -sympathetically portrays the men who in 1945 fought a tremendous battle that she contends has not received its full share of attention from historians. Lacey considers the gritty details of close quarters combat and considers the myriad physical and psychological wounds that war wreaks. With Marines now engaged in a tough fight in Iraq, Laceyas book reminds us that whether or not a war is popular, war is indeed hell."

No Surrender

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Author : Hiroo Onoda
Genre : History
Release : 2013-12-04
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ISBN_10 : 9781612515649
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In the spring of 1974, Second Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda of the Japanese army made world headlines when he emerged from the Philippine jungle after a thirty-year ordeal. Hunted in turn by American troops, the Philippine police, hostile islanders, and successive Japanese search parties, Onoda had skillfully outmaneuvered all his pursuers, convinced that World War II was still being fought and that one day his fellow soldiers would return victorious. This account of those years is an epic tale of the will to survive that offers a rare glimpse of man's invincible spirit, resourcefulness, and ingenuity. A hero to his people, Onoda wrote down his experiences soon after his return to civilization. This book was translated into English the following year and has enjoyed an approving audience ever since.

Why The Axis Lost

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Author : John Arquilla
Genre : History
Release : 2020-02-27
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ISBN_10 : 9781476639529
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The factors leading to the defeat of the Axis Powers in World War II have been debated for decades. One prevalent view is that overwhelming Allied superiority in materials and manpower doomed the Axis. Another holds that key strategic and tactical blunders lost the war--from Hitler halting his panzers outside Dunkirk, allowing more than 300,000 trapped Allied soldiers to escape, to Admiral Yamamoto falling into the trap set by the U.S. Navy at Midway. Providing a fresh perspective on the war, this study challenges both views and offers an alternative explanation: the Germans, Japanese and Italians made poor design choices in ships, planes, tanks and information security--before and during the war--that forced them to fight with weapons and systems that were too soon outmatched by the Allies. The unprecedented arms race of World War II posed a fundamental "design challenge" the Axis powers sometimes met but never mastered.

The Final Campaign

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Author : Joseph H. Alexander
Genre : Okinawa Island (Japan)
Release : 1996
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ISBN_10 : 9780788135286
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Contents: countdown to 'Love-Day'; the senior Marine commanders (Maj. Gen. Roy S. Geiger, Pedro A. del Valle & Francis P. Mulcahy, & Gen. Lemuel C. Shepherd, Jr.); initial infantry commanders; the Japanese forces; L-Day & movement to contact; the air & sea battles; the U.S. Army at Okinawa; Marine air at Okinawa; assault on Shuri; Marine artillery at Okinawa; Marine tanks at Okinawa; closing the loop; subsidiary amphibious landings; legacy; for extraordinary heroism (Medal of Honor); sources. Maps & photos.