June 10, 1945 – Proposed Surrender
U.S. Generals offer surrendering terms to Japan. With no response from the Japanese, the U.S. steps up their aggression.
June 17, 1945 – Japanese Defense Weakened
The American forces slowly kept advancing, and divided the already depleted Japanese defense into three segments. This meant the Japanese could not organize any orchestrated defensive actions or counter-attacks. The division of the Japanese defense was a key turning point for the American and Allied Forces, as it was the final step in officially capturing the Okinawan islands.
June 22, 1945 – The End of the Battle
The Battle of Okinawa officially draws to a close as American forces overwhelm the island’s determined Japanese defenders. It now represents the all-important staging area for the Allied invasion of the Japanese mainland.
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Source: Command Display, Corry Station