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Answered 2009-11-30 01:15:27

The bombing of Iwo-Jima and Okinawa was important cause it forced Germany to surrender.

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How was the battle of Okinawa important to the outcome of World War 2?

The battle of Okiawa lead to America bombing Hiroshima which would lead to the surrender of Japan and Allies winning.


Where was the last battle of World War 1?

I believe it was the Battle of Okinawa, which was on the island of Okinawa(SW of Japan) This is of course not including the Atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.



Why did the taking of Okinawa need to occur?

The battle of Okinawa needed to occur because Okinawa was the closest and biggest islans to mainland Japan. The US wanted to use it as an airfield from where they could carry out bombing raids on Japans major cities.


Why was the capture of Okinawa important?

Okinawa was supposed to become a spring board for the invasion of the main islands. Capture of the island allowed an assembly of invasion materials, like ships, planes, ammo and other supplies, in short distance (350 miles) of southern Japan, the island of Kyushu. As a side benefit it became possible for lighter aircraft than long-range B-29s to harrass Japanese war industrial facilities. Also, airfields on Okinawa were probably better than those on Iwojima.


Why were the islands of Iwo Jima and okinawa important to the Japanese?

They were regarded as the home islands and were closer to mainland Japan and this would give Japan's enemies an easier and shorter means of attacking Japan by aerial bombing .


Significance of iwojima?

It's airfield was needed.


Why was Okinawa a strategic island to capture?

there was an airfield on Okinawa. Possession of the airfield gave US aircraft a safe landing area in the event of aircraft damage incurred over Japan during bombing runs


Why did the US want to control Iwo Jima and Okinawa?

Primarily for the airstrips. Excellent location to refuel and stage bombing runs.


Why is the bombing of hiroshima important?

The bombing of Hiroshima was important because it brought the second world war to an end.


What is stratigic bombing?

Bombing important targets vital to the enemy's war effort.


Why was the Battle of Okinawa so important?

it was the last major battle of wwii.


Why was the Bombing of Ft McHenry important?

The bombing of Fort McHenry was important because it inspired Francis Scott Key to write The Star Spangled Banner.


What was the importance of the Battle of okinawa?

The Battle of Okinawa was important because the Okinawa island was a part of Japan so a victory there would me a part of Japan had been captured. Also the battle served as a lesson on how difficult invading Japan could be.


Why was the invasion of Okinawa important?

It allowed the American airforce to reach further into Japan.



What were important leaders in the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa?

it was hitler no it wasnt it was hiroshima mamiya


What impact has the battle of okinawa had?

The Americans got control of a useful and important air base


Why were okinawa and Iwo Jima important to defeating japan?

Okinawa and Iwo Jima were important in defeating Japan because it gave the allied forces an emergency landing strip for crippled air crafts. It also allowed for sea and air blockades.


How do you spell Okinawa in kanji?

These are the characters for "Okinawa"


Was Okinawa in World War 1?

Okinawa is a part of Japan so yes, Okinawa was in WWI.


What political and military factors led President Truman to order the atomic bombing on Japan?

Reports from the "front", specifically the "Battle for Okinawa", influenced his decision to order the "atomic" weapon used.


What part of China is Okinawa in?

Okinawa is in Japan not China.


How do you write THE WORD okinawa in Japanese?

沖縄県 (okinawa-ken), which is "Okinawa Prefecture", omitting the last Kanji 県 (ken) makes it 沖縄 (okinawa).


What does the IwoJima statue memorialize?

To honor all Marines that died in battle especially the battle of Iwo Jima


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