Definition of Okinawa campaign
1. Noun. A campaign in the closing days of World War II in the Pacific (April to June 1945); in savage close-quarter fighting United States marines and regular army troops took the island from the Japanese; considered the greatest victory of the Pacific campaign for the Americans.
Generic synonyms: Campaign, Military Campaign
Group relationships: Second World War, World War 2, World War Ii
Geographical relationships: Okinawa
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Literary usage of Okinawa campaign
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1. The Final Campaign: Marines in the Victory on Okinawa by Joseph H. Alexander (1996)
"The okinawa campaign still serves as a model of joint-service cooperation, in spite of isolated cases of "sibling rivalry." At one point in mid-1943, ..."
2. Condition Red: Marine Defense Battalions in World War II by Charles D. Melson (1996)
"On 16 April 1944, after moving to Hawaii, the organization became the 8th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion and, as such, took part in the okinawa campaign, ..."
3. Across the Reef: The Amphibious Tracked Vehicle at War by Victor J. Croizat (2001)
"Tenth Army casualties suffered during the okinawa campaign amounted to 39420 men of whom 7374 were killed in action. This grievous loss was fairly shared ..."
4. General Kenney Reports: A Personal History of the Pacific War by George C. Kenney (1997)
"... amphibious landing and fighting experience during the war and was thoroughly capable of winding up the okinawa campaign, which was almost over anyhow. ..."