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HeldIronically These Losses May Not Have Been Necessary General Lemuelthese losses may not have been necessary General Lemuel Jr had argued for an amphibious assault to the rear of the Japanese defense 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. War The battle for Sugarloaf Hill was some of the fiercest fighting of the campaign A ood read James H Hallas s book Killing Ground on Okinawa is one of those books that should be in any. I Line which stretched from coast to coast across island Sugar Loaf was critical to the defense
of that line preventing US forces from turning the flank Over the next week the Marines made repeated attacksthat line preventing US forces from turning the Japanese flank Over the next week the Marines made repeated attacks the hill losing thousands of men to death wounds and combat
fatigue Not until May 18 was Sugar Loaf finally seized Two days laterNot until May 18 was Sugar Loaf finally seized Two days later Japanese mounted a battalion siz.
Download Killing Ground on Okinawa The Battle for Sugar Loaf HillOkinawa was the last invasion by the Americans in the Pacific during World War II It was the last step toward invading the Japanese home islands and some of the most intense fighting of the. 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 It looked no different from other hills seized with relative ease over the past few days But this hill soon to be dubbed Sugar Loaf was very different
Indeed Part Of APart of a of three hills Sugar Loaf formed the western anchor of General Ushijima's Shur. Mitsuru Ushijima's ,
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