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Okinawa - XXIV Attacks 19 April 1945
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The Battle of Okinawa, codenamed Operation Iceberg,  was a major battle of the Pacific War fought on the island of Okinawa by United States Army and United States Marine Corps (USMC) forces against the Imperial Japanese Army. The initial invasion of Okinawa on 1 April 1945, was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific Theater of World War II. The Kerama Islands surrounding Okinawa were preemptively captured on 26 March, by the 77th Infantry Division. The 98-day battle lasted from 26 March until 2 July 1945.
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