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Okinawa 1945 by Gordon L. Rottman
Book DescriptionThe final preliminary to the invasion of the Japanese mainland was possession of the Ryukyu island group, midway between Formosa and Kyushu, the southernmost island of the Japanese homeland. The target of Operation 'Iceberg' was Okinawa, the largest island in the group. This book details the largest and most complicated amphibious expedition undertaken in the Pacific, when Admiral Spruance's Fifth Fleet lifted Lt. Gen. S.B. Buckner's Tenth Army, the XXIV Corps under Maj. Gen. John R. Hodge and III Marine Amphibious Corps (Maj. Gen R.S. Geiger). Defending Okinawa was the Japanese 32nd army of 130,000 men under Lt. Gen. Mitsuru Ushijima.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781855326071
(248mm x 184mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 20-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gordon L. Rottman
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An illustrated guide to everything that Vietnam-era American GIs and their allies carried into battle. Will appeal to historians, modelers, collectors, and reenactors of the Vietnam War.
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Focusing on Infantry Fire Support tactics during World War II, this title features artwork and detailed analysis of the battlefield use of machine guns, mortars, and light guns.
World War II US Army Combat Equipments, Paperback (February 2016)
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Victory 1945: Western Allied Troops in Northwest Europe, Paperback (November 2015)» View all books by Gordon L. Rottman
Even when Western Allied troops gained a foothold in Normandy, World War II in Europe was far from over. This book includes detailed description and colour pictures illustrate the means by which the Allied troops on the ground evolved to the point of winning the war on the Western Front.
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Author Biography - Gordon L. Rottman
Gordon L Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He was assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group, and then to the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969-70. Entering the Texas Army National Guard in 1974, he was the full-time Operations Sergeant of 2nd Bn., 143rd Inf., 36th Airborne Brigade until 1980, when he assumed a similar position with Co. G (Ranger), 143rd Inf. Since 1986 he has worked part-time as the Opposing Forces Group Operations Sergeant in the Army Reserve's 75th Manoeuvre Area Command in Houston, and is a civilian contract Special Operations Forces Intelligence Specialist at the Army's Joint Readiness Centre, Ft Polk.
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