This is a 17 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on World War II - Pacific Theater - Battle of Okinawa. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
The Battle of Okinawa, code named Operation Iceberg, was fought on the Ryukyu Islands of Okinawa and included the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War during World War II. The 82-day-long battle lasted from early April until mid-June 1945. After a long campaign of “island hopping,” the Allies were approaching Japan, and planned to use Okinawa, a large island only 340 miles away from mainland Japan, as a base for air operations on the planned invasion of Japanese mainland.
4 divisions of the U.S. 10th Army and 2 Marine Divisions fought on the island. Their invasion was supported by naval, amphibious, and tactical air forces. One of the longest and costliest battles of the Pacific Theater, Okinawa saw American forces sustain 49,151 casualties (12,520 killed), while the Japanese incurred 117,472 (110,071 killed). In addition, 142,058 civilians became casualties.
Though effectively reduced to a wasteland, Okinawa quickly became a key military asset for the Allies as it provided a key fleet anchorage and troop staging areas. In addition, it gave the Allies airfields that were only 350 miles from Japan.
The presentation covers the following:
Campaign at Sea
Fighting on Land
Securing the North
Japanese Heavy Losses
Ushijima's Final Line
End of Presentation
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