The Japanese-held island of Okinawa, located 300 miles south of mainland Japan, was the site of one of the fiercest battles of World War II in the Pacific. The U.S. invasion began from 1,300 ships on 1 April 1945 and involved more than 250,000 soldiers, marines, and seamen. More than 2,000 Americans and 110,000 Japanese lost their lives before the battle ended on 30 June 1945. A total of 36 U.S. ships were destroyed in the conflict, some by the kamikaze pilots who flew their planes into the ships, and 16 Japanese vessels were lost. The capture of Okinawa and Iwo Jima provided additional locations from which the United States could launch air raids against Japan.

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