Documents include operation plans, operation orders, field orders, intelligence reports, action reports, administrative orders, captured Japanese documents, official correspondence, field messages, studies, and memoranda concerning operations on Okinawa and the Nansei-Shoto/Ryuku Islands.
Documents were produced by the US Pacific Fleet, III Marine Amphibious Corps, the 1st Marine Division, 2d Marine Division, the 6th Marine Division, and the 10th Army.
This index highlights collections found in the Archives Branch concerning Marine Corps involvement in the Okinawa campaign, April 1945–August 1945.
The criteria for selecting collections for inclusion in this index is limited to those personal papers that contain materials pertinent to the study of the Okinawa campaign. Collections in this index are comprised of official Marine Corps records, documents, and publications; letters and correspondence; manuscripts; photographs; maps; memoirs and reminiscences; clippings and articles; oral histories and interviews; and realia and ephemera.
The Archives Branch maintains a collection of original maps from the Okinawa campaign, to include the overlays, appendices, and enclosures from the Divisional operation plans and after action reports.
Some of these maps are available in digital format. Please contact the Archives for more information.
Available as full-text, searchable PDFs from the Government Publishing Office or usmc.mil.
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