Battle of Okinawa Statistics


Americans: Marines go North to secure the mountains, Army goes South to capture Shuri and Naha.
Of the 400,000 Okinawans who lived on Okinawa at the time of the Battle, 150,000+ were lost or killed.

AMERICAN INVASION FORCES
Area Commander: Admiral Chester Nimitz
Commander, Division Force: Admiral Raymond Spruance
C.G., 10th Army: LtGen Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr.
10TH ARMY COMPONENTS
XXIV CORPS
7th Division
96th Division
27th Division (later)
77th Division (later)
III AMPHIBIOUS CORPS
1st Marine Division
6th Marine Division
2nd Marine Division
CASUALTIES
Killed: 12,250
Wounded: 36,361
30 Ships Sunk
223 Ships Damaged
JAPANESE DEFENSES
C.G. LtGen Mitsuro Ushijima
C.G. LtGen Isamu Cho
Sr. Operations Officer: Col. Hiromichi Yahara
32ND ARMY COMPONENTS
62nd Imperial Infantry Division
24th Imperial Infantry Division
NAVAL FORCES
44th Independant Mixed Brigade
Kamikaze Planes
TACTICAL OBJECTIVE
Destroy U.S. 10th Army
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE
Cripple U.S. Navy
GOALS
Prevent invasion of mainland Japan
CASUALTIES
Killed: 109,629 (estimate)
POWs: 7,821
Yamato (ship) sunk; 3,500 kamikazes destroyed

Sixth Marine Division infantry patrol the ruins of Naha in search of Japanese snipers. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo)



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