Event Summary

Invasion of Okinawa

Date

April 1, 1945

Description

Navy put US Tenth Army ashore on Okinawa, 360 miles southwest of Japan. US casualties exceeded 45,000, in costliest engagement of the war.

Timeline 1

United States Naval History, 1866 - to present

Timeline 2

Maps and Navigational Charts: A Selective Timeline to 1860

Record ID

1160