The bombardment of Okinawa is known as THE TYPHOON OF STEEL (refers to the ferocity of fighting, intensity of gunfire, and the number of enemy troops) There were 1300 American battleships waiting to attack Okinawa Began on April 1 1945 Known as “Love Day”
The Battle of Okinawa was the first time the United States set foot on Japanese soil. Battle of Attrition: “For every Japanese man killed, 10 Americans will die. For every Japanese airplane destroyed, an American ship will be sunk.” Japanese used Kamikaze attacks.
Okinawa proved to be the bloodiest battle of the Pacific War. The American losses during this battle influenced the decision to use the atomic bomb later. The two highest ranking Japanese officers were killed during this Battle.
Admiral Chester W. Nimitz The high ranking officers that played a role in this war are General Alexander Vandergift General Douglas Macarthur
1.What influenced the use of the Atomic Bomb? 2. When did the Battle of Okinawa begin? 3. Why was it called Operation: Iceberg? 4. What kind of attacks did the Japanese use? 5. In what country is Okinawa? QUIZ
Presented by : Group 5 3B Spencer Moore Lindsey McAlester Tyra Bell Jasmine Jack