Killing ground on Okinawa: the battle for Sugar Loaf Hill

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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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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
topic_facet Campaigns, History, Military, World War, 1939-1945