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Operation Iceberg

the invasion and conquest of Okinawa in World War II

by Gerald Astor

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Published by D.I. Fine in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Okinawa Island (Japan),
  • Japan,
  • Okinawa Island.
    • Subjects:
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan -- Okinawa Island,
    • Okinawa Island (Japan) -- History, Military

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 463-465) and index.

      StatementGerald Astor.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsD767.99.O45 A86 1995
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 480 p. :
      Number of Pages480
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1125886M
      ISBN 101556114257
      LC Control Number94068093
      OCLC/WorldCa32160045

        He also appears in several books about the battle, including an extensive first-person treatment in the book Operation Iceberg, the official name of the attack. Twenty-five years ago, I went to Okinawa with my father for the 50th anniversary of the battle and wrote about it for the Towson Times and other Patuxent Publishing newspapers. Operation Iceberg A groundbreaking expedition to the Arctic investigates the unknown world of icebergs, exploring the creation, life and death of these frozen behemoths for the first time On iPlayer.


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Their accounts are dramatic and graphic, brutal and awe-inspiring. Based on these first-hand accounts, and presenting a view of the battle that places it in the greater context of the entire Pacific theater, Operation Iceberg is a remarkable account of the last great battle of World War II/5(13).

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OPERATION ICEBERG: The Invasion and Conquest of Okinawa in World War II--An Oral History User Review - Kirkus Astor (The Voices of D-Day, ) presents a moving collection of 5/5(1). Operation ICEBERG, as the plan for the Okinawa campaign was officially called, marked the entrance of the United States upon an advanced stage in the long execution of its strategy in the Pacific.

Some 4, miles of ocean, and more than three years of war, separated Okinawa from Pearl Harbor. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

Operation Iceberg by Gerald Astor, June 1,Dell edition, in English Operation Iceberg (June 1, edition) | Open Library. Icebreaker: Who Started the Second World War. is a military history book by Viktor Suvorov, first published in Russian in Suvorov argued that Stalin planned a conquest of Europe for many years and was preparing to launch a surprise attack of Nazi Germany at the end of summer of in order to begin this plan.

He says that Operation Barbarossa was a preemptive strike by Hitler, which the Nazi Original title: Russian: Ледокол. Operation Iceberg is a masterwork of the oral history approach to telling a story.

Operation Iceberg book Astor ably edits and arranges the various oral accounts into a quick-paced, yet comprehensive account of a rather complex and important battle.

Astor has collected inputs from Marines, Sailors, Soldiers, and Airmen who were there and made victory possible/5(5). Operation Iceberg by Gerald Astor; 2 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Campaigns, Military History, World War,World War () fast (OCoLC)fst, Military campaigns; Places: Japan, Okinawa Island, Okinawa Island (Japan).

“OPERATION ICEBERG” By Gerald Astor. April,the U.S. Army and Marine Corps invaded the Japanese Island of Okinawa. With Germany’s surrencder in May of‘Operation Iceberg’ would be the last battle of World War II.

Astor (The Voices of D-Day, ) presents a moving collection of memoirs of surviving American soldiers, marines, sailors, and airmen who were on the firing line at Okinawa. InAmerican strategists saw Okinawa as the main staging area for the final assault on Japan.

To take this island, US forces paid a terrible price that became a factor in the decision to end the most destructive war. Their accounts are dramatic and graphic, brutal and awe-inspiring.

Based on these first-hand accounts, and presenting a view of the battle that places it in the greater context of the entire Pacific theater, Operation Iceberg is a remarkable account of the last great battle of World War II "A Dell book."Pages:   Operation Iceberg, as it was known, saw the fiercest attack of kamikazes in the entire Pacific Theater of War.

And here Gerald Astor lets the soldiers tell their stories firsthand: of flame-thrower attacks and hand-to-hand confrontations, of atrocities, deadly ambushes and brutal hilltop sieges that left entire companies : Penguin Publishing Group.

See what your friends are reading. Sign up to see what your friends are reading, get book recommendations, and join the world’s largest community of readers. Operation Iceberg's Mixed Legacy The United States’ two-and-a-half-year Pacific amphibious offensive reached a crescendo at Okinawa, where Japan unleashed the full fury of kamikazes.

Vincent P. O'Hara. Operation Iceberg, as it was known, saw the fiercest attack of kamikazes in the entire Pacific Theater of War. And here Gerald Astor lets the soldiers tell /5(5). Operation Iceberg, as it was known, saw the fiercest attack of kamikazes in the entire Pacific Theater of War. And here Gerald Astor lets the soldiers tell their stories firsthand: of flame-thrower attacks and hand-to-hand confrontations, of atrocities, deadly ambushes and brutal hilltop sieges that left entire companies decimated.

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Okinawa as the main site for Operation Iceberg, “The Great Loochoo” in local parlance, covers a quarter of the entire land mass and lies in the middle of the chain.

Its closest companions were a clump of much smaller islands known as the Kerama Retto and off its northwestern coast one of sufficient size for a large airfield, Ie Shima. CENTER OF MILITARY HISTORY UNITED STATES ARMY WASHINGTON, D. C., Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: First Printed CMH Pub Operation Iceberg, as it was known, saw the fiercest attack of kamikazes in the entire Pacific Theater of War.

And here Gerald Astor lets the soldiers tell their stories firsthand: of flame-thrower attacks and hand-to-hand confrontations, of atrocities, deadly ambushes and. The major US Army formation in Operation Iceberg was the Tenth Army, activated on 20 June at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

It transferred to Schofield Barracks, Oahu, Hawaii in August to prepare for Iceberg. Operation Iceberg, as it was known, saw the fiercest attack of kamikazes in the entire Pacific Theater of War.

And here Gerald Astor lets the soldiers tell their stories firsthand: of flame-thrower attacks and hand-to-hand confrontations, of atrocities, deadly ambushes and brutal hilltop sieges that left entire companies decimated.5/5(1). Operation Iceberg—the code name for the Battle of Okinawa and the occupation of the Ryukyu Islands—began on April 1, It was not only April Fool’s Day, it was also Easter Sunday.

The northern portion of Okinawa lay only four hundred statute miles from Kyushu, and Iceberg was certain to draw a furious response. Codenamed Operation Iceberg, the invasion of Okinawa was the largest amphibious landing in the Pacific theatre of the Second World War.

In SpringAllied forces were advancing on Japan and Allied planes were able to bombard her cities. Operation Iceberg: The Invasion and Conquest of Okinawa in World War II--An Oral History Gerald Astor, Author Dutton Books $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author.

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[Gerald Astor] -- A unique re-creation of one of the century's most decisive battles, the terrible, four-month conflict that preceded the Japanese surrender.

Operation Iceberg, as it. As part of Operation Iceberg, the Navy’s Fifth Fleet and more thanU.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps troops invaded the island on Easter Sunday, April 1,as a last strategic move towards Japan.

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The capture of Okinawa (Operation Iceberg) originally was all about the role of airpower in the final phase of the Pacific war. Unlike Iwo Jima, where Marines landed on 19 FebruaryOkinawa offered space to base thousands of strategic bombers and tactical aircraft.

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Operation Iceberg -- the last great battle. The US fought its final ground battle of World War II on the rugged island of Okinawa, and the Japanese met the American Army, Marines, Navy, and Army Air Force with their patented mix of ferocity and fanaticism.5/5(2).

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On land the entren.APRIL 12 Operation Iceberg Oolong, attacks against Kamikaze airbases on Formosa The first 16 CAP fighters flew off at in sections of four at, 10, ft.

At four Japanese aircraft flying at ft by a section of four Seafires of squadron.Cover title reads: Okinawa, the Last Battle. Also on cover: World War 2 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition.

The maps are in a separate envelope that is sold with the book. Discusses the final battle in the Pacific in World War 2. The battle is also called Operation Iceberg. Okinawa is the most important island in the Ryukyu Islands group.