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Battle Of Okinawa
Ground units: Tenth Army XXIV Corps7th Infantry Division 27th Infantry Division 77th Infantry Division 96th Infantry Division III Amphibious Corps1st Marine Division 2nd Marine Division 6th Marine DivisionNaval units: Fifth Fleet Task Force 50 Task Force 58 Task Force 57 Joint Exp. ForceGround units: Thirty-Second Army24th Infantry Division 28th Infantry Division 62nd Infantry Division 44th Mixed Brigade 45th Mixed Brigade 59th Mixed Brigade 60th Mixed Brigade 27th Tank RegimentNaval units: 2nd Fleet Combined FleetStrength541,000 in Tenth Army 183,000 combat troops[2] rising to c
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Combined Fleet
Combined Fleet
Combined Fleet
(聯合艦隊, Rengō Kantai) was the main ocean-going component of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Until 1933, Combined Fleet was not a permanent organization, but a temporary force formed for the duration of a conflict or major naval maneuvers from various units normally under separate commands in peacetime.Contents1 History1.1 Sino-Japanese War (1894–95) 1.2 Russo-Japanese War
Russo-Japanese War
(1904–05) 1.3 Interwar years 1.4 World War II2 Commanders of the IJN Combined Fleet 3 References3.1 Notes 3.2 Books4 External linksHistory[edit] Sino-Japanese War (1894–95)[edit] Combined Fleet
Combined Fleet
was formally created for the first time on 18 July 1894 by the merger of the Standing Fleet and the Western Fleet. The Standing Fleet (also known as the Readiness Fleet) contained the navy's most modern and combat-capable warships
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United States
Coordinates: 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of AmericaFlagGreat SealMotto:  "In God
God
We Trust"[1][fn 1]Other traditional mottos  "E pluribus unum" (Latin) (de facto) "Out of many, one" "Annuit cœptis" (Latin) "H
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2nd Fleet (Imperial Japanese Navy)
The 2nd Fleet (第二艦隊, Dai-ni Kantai) was a fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) created as a mobile strike force in response to hostilities with Russia, and saw action in every IJN military operation until the end of World War II.Contents1 History 2 Commanders of the IJN 2nd Fleet 3 References3.1 Books4 External links4.1 NotesHistory[edit] Established on 27 October 1903, the 2nd Fleet was created by the Imperial General Headquarters as a mobile strike force of cruisers and destroyers to pursue the Imperial Russian Navy's Vladivostok-based cruiser squadron while the remaining bulk of the Japanese fleet (the IJN 1st Fleet) continued to blockade Port Arthur in hopes of luring the battleships of the Russian Pacific Fleet into an open sea classic line-of-battle confrontation.Letter from Vice Admiral Ijuin Gorō to Italian Royal Navy Lieutenant Ernesto Burzagli thanking him for courtesies extended to the Imperial Japanese Navy Seco
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Killed In Action
Killed in action (KIA) is a casualty classification generally used by militaries to describe the deaths of their own combatants at the hands of hostile forces.[1] The United States
United States
Department of Defense, for example, says that those declared KIA need not have fired their weapons but have been killed due to hostile attack. KIAs do not come from incidents such as accidental vehicle crashes and other "non-hostile" events or terrorism. KIA can be applied both to front-line combat troops and to naval, air and support troops. Someone who is killed in action during a particular event is denoted with a † (dagger) beside their name to signify their death in that event or events. Further, KIA denotes one to have been killed in action on the battlefield whereas died of wounds (DOW) relates to someone who survived to reach a medical treatment facility
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Isamu Chō
Isamu (いさむ, イサム) is a masculine Japanese given name.Contents1 Possible writings 2 People 3 Fictional charactersPossible writings[edit] Isamu can be written using different kanji characters and can mean:勇, "courage" or "bravery" 勲, "merit" 敢, "gallantry" 武, "war"The name can also be written in hiragana or katakana. People[edit]Isamu Akasaki (赤崎 勇, born 1929), Japanese scientist Isamu Chō (長 勇, 1895–1945), Japanese general Isamu Fujisawa (藤澤 勇, born 1987), Japanese racewalker Isamu Imakake, director of Captain Tsubasa Isamu Noguchi (野口 勇, 1904–1988), Japanese-American artist and landscape architect Isamu Sekiguchi (関口 勇, born 1910), Japanese skier Isamu Sonoyama (園山 勇, 1848–1921), Japanese politician Isamu Takeshita (1869–1949), Japanese Imperial Navy admiral Isamu Tanonaka (田の中勇, 1932–2010), Japanese voice actor Yoshii Isamu (吉井勇, 1886–1960), Japanese poet and playw
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Australia
Coordinates: 25°S 133°E / 25°S 133°E / -25; 133Commonwealth of AustraliaFlagCoat of armsAnthem: "Advance Australia
Australia
Fair"[N 1]Capital Canberra 35°18′29″S 149°07′28″E / 35.30806°S 149.12444°E / -35.30806; 149.12444Largest city SydneyNational language English[N 2]DemonymAustralian Aussie (colloquial)[3][4]Government Federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy• 
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Dominion Of New Zealand
The Dominion
Dominion
of New Zealand
New Zealand
was the historical successor to the Colony of New Zealand. It was a constitutional monarchy with a high level of self-government within the British Empire. New Zealand
New Zealand
became a separate British Crown colony in 1841 and received responsible government with the Constitution Act in 1852. New Zealand chose not to take part in Australian Federation
Australian Federation
and became the Dominion
Dominion
of New Zealand
New Zealand
on 26 September 1907, Dominion
Dominion
Day, by proclamation of King Edward VII
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Canada
Coordinates: 60°N 95°W / 60°N 95°W / 60; -95CanadaFlagMotto: A Mari Usque Ad Mare  (Latin) (English: "From Sea to Sea")Anthem: "O Canada"Royal anthem: "God Save the Queen"[1]Capital Ottawa 45°24′N 75°40′W / 45.400°N 75.667°W / 45.400; -75.667Largest city TorontoOfficial languagesEnglish FrenchEthnic groupsList of ethnicities74.3% European 14.5% Asian 5.1% Indigenous 3.4% Caribbean and Latin American 2.9% African 0.2% Oceanian[2]ReligionList of religions67.2% Christianity 23.9% Non-religious 3.2% Islam 1.5% Hinduism 1.4% Sikhism 1.1% Buddhism 1.0% Judaism 0.6% Other -[3]Demonym CanadianGovernment Federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy[4]• MonarchElizabeth II• Governor GeneralJulie Payette• Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau• Chie
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United Kingdom
The United Kingdom
United Kingdom
of Great Britain
Great Britain
and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(UK) or Britain, is a sovereign country in western Europe
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William Halsey, Jr.
World War IFirst Battle of the AtlanticWorld War IIMarshalls-Gilberts raids Doolittle Raid Guadalcanal Campaign Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands
Campaign Operation CartwheelNew Georgia Campaign Bougainville CampaignBattle of Leyte GulfAwards Navy Cross Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Navy Distinguished Service Medal
(4) Army Distinguished Service MedalAdmiral Halsey as he appears at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. Fleet Admiral William Frederick Halsey Jr., KBE (October 30, 1882 – August 16, 1959),[2] known as Bill Halsey or "Bull" Halsey, was an American admiral in the United States Navy
United States Navy
during World War II. He is one of the four individuals to have attained the rank of fleet admiral of the United States Navy. Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Halsey graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1904
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Geographic Coordinate System
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.[n 1] The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position, and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position
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Seiichi Itō
Seiichi (written: 誠一, 聖一, 清一, 精一, 整一, 成一, 勢一, 盛一 or 晟一) is a masculine Japanese given name
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Ryukyu Islands
The Ryukyu Islands
Ryukyu Islands
(琉球諸島[1], Ryūkyū-shotō, Japanese pronunciation: [ɾʲɯːkʲɯː], English: /riˈuːkjuː/[2]), more commonly known in Japanese as the Nansei Islands (南西諸島, Nansei-shotō, lit. "Southwest Islands") and also known as the Ryukyu Arc (琉球弧, Ryūkyū-ko), are a chain of Japanese islands that stretch southwest from Kyushu
Kyushu
to Taiwan: the Ōsumi, Tokara, Amami, Okinawa, and Sakishima Islands
Sakishima Islands
(further divided into the Miyako and Yaeyama Islands), with Yonaguni
Yonaguni
the southernmost. The larger are mostly high islands and the smaller mostly coral
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Fast Carrier Task Force
The Fast Carrier Task Force
Fast Carrier Task Force
was the main striking force of the United States Navy in the Pacific War
Pacific War
from January 1944 through the end of the war in August 1945. The task force was made up of several separate task groups, each typically built around three to four aircraft carriers and their supporting vessels. The support vessels were screening destroyers, cruisers, and the newly built fast battleships.[1]Contents1 Carrier-based naval warfare 2 Admirals 3 Fast carriers in action 4 See also 5 Notes 6 References 7 External linksCarrier-based naval warfare[edit] With the arrival of the fleet carriers the primary striking power of the navy was no longer in its battleship force, but with the aircraft that could be brought to battle by the carriers. The means by which the US Navy operated these carriers was developed principally by Admiral Marc Mitscher
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Materiel
Materiel, more commonly matériel in US English and also listed as the only spelling in some UK dictionaries,[1][2][3][4] (both pronounced /məˌtɪriˈɛl/, from French matériel meaning equipment or hardware) refers to military technology and supplies in military and commercial supply chain management. In a military context, materiel relates to the specific needs of a force to complete a specific mission. The term is also often used in a general sense ("men and materiel") to describe the needs of a functioning army. Materiel
Materiel
management consists of continuing actions relating to planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, controlling, and evaluating the application of resources to ensure the effective and economical support of military forces. It includes provisioning, cataloging, requirements determination, acquisition, distribution, maintenance, and disposal
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