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Former judge recounts WWII battle

November 11, 2012
By ED POLLI - Staff Writer ( , Times Leader

THE Battle of Okinawa was called the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific in World War II. It lasted 82 days from early April until mid-June 1945. After a long campaign, the allies were approaching Japan and planned to use Okinawa, only 340 miles from Japan, as a base for air operations on the planned invasion of the Japanese mainland.



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