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QPME: Battle of Okinawa

This QPME guide provides information and learning resources about the United States Marine Corps role in the Battle of Okinawa, the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War during World War II.

MajGen Roy S. Geiger, USMC


Who: MajGen Roy S. Geiger, USMC

What: Commander, III Amphibious Corps; Commander, Tenth Army following death of Gen Buckner; Commanding General, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific

Where: Pacific Ocean Areas; Okinawa

MajGen Pedro A. del Valle, USMC


Who: MajGen Pedro A. del Valle, USMC

What: Commander, 1st Marine Division

Where: Pacific Ocean Areas; Okinawa

MajGen Lemuel C. Shepherd, Jr., USMC


Who: MajGen Lemuel C. Shepherd, Jr., USMC

What: Commander, 6th Marine Division; later 20th Commandant of the Marine Corps

Where: Pacific Ocean Areas; Okinawa

MajGen Francis P. Mulcahy, USMC


Who: MajGen Francis P. Mulcahy, USMC

What: Commander, 2d Marine Aircraft Wing and Tenth Army Tactical Air Force (TAF)

Where: Pacific Ocean Areas; Okinawa

Fleet Adm Chester Nimitz, USN

Chester Nimitz  

Who: Fleet Adm Chester Nimitz, USN

What: Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet; later Tenth Chief of Naval Operations

Where: Pacific Ocean Areas

Adm Raymond Spruance, USN

Raymond A. Spruance  

Who: Adm Raymond Ames Spruance, USN

What: Commander, Fifth Fleet

Where: Pacific Ocean Areas


LtGen Simon B. Buckner Jr., USA


Simon B. Buckner, Jr.  

Who: LtGen Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr., USA

What: Commanding General 10th Army

Where: Okinawa, Japan


Gen Mitsuru Ushijima, IJA


Mitsuru Ushijima  

Who: Gen Mitsuru Ushijima, Imperial Japanese Army

What: Commander, 32nd Army

Where: Okinawa, Japan


LtGen Isamu Cho, IJA

Isamu Cho  

Who: LtGen Usamu Cho, Imperial Japanese Army

What: Gen Ushijima's Chief of Staff

Where: Okinawa, Japan


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