The Okinawa Campaign — MR Nov 1945 Map

This map is from the November 1945 issue of the US Command and General Staff College’s “MILITARY REVIEW” periodical. The author of the article this map appeared in questioned why the US Navy abandoned plans to take the Island of KikaI Jima prior to the Invasion of Japan. The author of that article was a Lt. Colonel who provided an on-going military geography column of the Pacific War in the US Army Branch Publication FIELD ARTILLERY JOURNAL. It is the only real published post-war American military criticism of the US Navy’s military conduct of the Okinawa Campaign I have found in years of research on the era.

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