Killing ground on Okinawa: the battle for Sugar Loaf Hill
On May 12, 1945, the 6th Marine Division was nearing Naha, capital of Okinawa. To the division's front lay a low, loaf-shaped hill. Over the next week, the Marines made repeated attacks on the hill losing thousands of men to death, wounds and combat fatigue. Ironically, these losses may not have been necessary. General Lemuel Shepherd, Jr. had argued for an amphibious assault to the rear of the Japanese defence line, but his proposal was rejected by US Tenth Army Commander, General Simon Bolivar Buckner. That refusal led to a controversy that has continued to this day.
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|Grouped Work ID||22ab3680-3f63-d467-961e-a60683146f14|
|Grouping Title||killing ground on okinawa the battle for sugar loaf hill|
|Grouping Author||hallas james h|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-08-09 14:04:38PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-10-17 03:29:00AM|
|author||Hallas, James H.|
|author_display||Hallas, James H|
|available_at_garfield||GCP Parachute Branch|
|detailed_location_garfield||GCP Parachute Non Fiction|
|owning_library_garfield||Garfield County Library|
|owning_location_garfield||GCP Parachute Branch|
|subject_facet||Okinawa Island (Japan) -- History, Military|
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan -- Okinawa Island
|title_display||Killing ground on Okinawa : the battle for Sugar Loaf Hill|
|title_full||Killing ground on Okinawa : the battle for Sugar Loaf Hill / James H. Hallas|
|title_short||Killing ground on Okinawa|
|title_sub||the battle for Sugar Loaf Hill|
World War, 1939-1945