The Final Campaign: Marines in the Victory on Okinawa


Read by Aaron Bennett

(4.9 stars; 8 reviews)

The three-month-long battle of Okinawa covered a 700-mile arc from Formosa to Kyushu and involved a million combatants--Americans, Japanese, British, and native Okinawans. With a magnitude that rivaled the Normandy invasion the previous June, the battle of Okinawa was the biggest and costliest single operation of the Pacific War. For each of its 82 days of combat, the battle would claim an average of 3,000 lives from the antagonists and the unfortunate non-combatants.” (Joseph H. Alexander) (3 hr 1 min)

Chapters

The Final Campaign: Marines in the Victory on Okinawa 5:38 Read by Aaron Bennett
Countdown to 'Love-Day' 21:19 Read by Aaron Bennett
Sidebars - The Senior Marine Commanders and The Japanese Forces 12:05 Read by Aaron Bennett
L-Day and Movement to Contact 27:09 Read by Aaron Bennett
The Air and Sea Battles 16:15 Read by Aaron Bennett
Sidebars - The U.S. Army at Okinawa and Marine Air at Okinawa 10:37 Read by Aaron Bennett
Assault on Shuri 34:15 Read by Aaron Bennett
Sidebars - Marine Artillery at Okinawa and Marine Tanks at Okinawa 12:58 Read by Aaron Bennett
Closing the Loop 26:21 Read by Aaron Bennett
Sidebar - Subsidiary Amphibious Landings 5:17 Read by Aaron Bennett
Legacy and Sidebar: For Extraordinary Heroism 9:47 Read by Aaron Bennett