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How many Americans died in the battle of okinawa?

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10/08/2007

According to published figures, a total of 12,513 American troops lost their lives in the battle for Okinawa. There were also over 60,000 wounded, of which several thousand did not survive their wounds. The Japanese lost approximately 60,000 troops (only 7,000 surrendered), and the civilian population of the island killed by all causes numbered approximately 150,000. The total number of lives lost was approximately 225,000.