The Battle of Okinawa, Easter Sunday 1945

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The Battle of Okinawa, Easter Sunday 1945

Under the command of Admiral Raymond Spruance, in the early morning hours of Easter Sunday, April 1, 1945, the Navy’s Fifth Fleet attacked the Japanese-held island— joined by a Naval Task Force that consisted of British, Canadian, New Zealand, and Australian forces and more than 180,000 U.S. soldiers and Marines.

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