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  Operation Downfall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Operation Downfall was the overall Allied plan for the invasion of Japan at the end of World War II.
Operation Olympic, the invasion of Kyushu, was to begin on “X-Day,” which was scheduled for November 1, 1945.
Operation Coronet, the invasion of Honshu at the Tokyo Plain south of the capital, was to begin on “Y-Day,” which was scheduled for March 1, 1946.
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 Operation Downfall
Operation Downfall was the name given to the planned invasion of Japan.
Operation Downfall itself was divided into two parts - Operation Olympic and Operation Coronet.
By mid-1945, it was apparent that the collapse of Japan was near and the Allies had to plan for the invasion of the Japanese mainland - something that they knew would be very costly in terms of lives lost.
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Operational preparations against American landings would be accomplished in the regions of the Kanto, Kyushu, Eastern Sea (Tokai), and South Korea.
In general, Halsey's forces were restricted to operations east of a line drawn from Kinosaki on the north coast of Honshu, along the railroad through Wadayama to Himeji, and thence to the eastern tip of Shikoku.
Suicide operations, in fact, were viewed as the key to success in the defense of the homeland, as the Deputy Chief of the Army General Staff told an Imperial Conference in June 1945.
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 Operation Olympic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Operation Downfall was finalised during the spring and summer of 1945.
With the exception of a part of the British Pacific Fleet, Operation Downfall was to be a strictly American operation.
Its purpose was to seize and control the southern one-third of that island and establish naval and air bases, to tighten the naval blockade of the home islands, to destroy units of the main Japanese army and to support the later invasion of the Tokyo Plain.
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 Operation Downfall: The Planned Assault on Japan
Operation Downfall would have involved hundreds of ships, thousands of planes and hundreds of thousands of troops in the largest amphibious assault in history, easily dwarfing the D-Day landings (Operation Overlord) of June 1944.
This was the largest joint operation in the Pacific and because the terrain on Okinawa strongly resembled that of Kyushu, it provides the best indicator as to how the battle for Kyushu might have gone, had it been executed in November 1945.
The Naval Operating Base, Okinawa was established at Baten Ko on the southern end of Buckner Bay (the renamed Nakagusuku Wan) to control the port facilities at Naha, Chimu Wan, Nago Wan and Katchin Hanto.
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 Operation Downfall: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
During world war ii, operation pastel was the deception plan scheduled to protect operation olympic, the planned invasion of southern japan....
(operation scavenger was the aerial bombardment of iwo jima and the bonin islands in 1944 as part of the preparation for the invasion...
Operation flintlock was the campaign against the marshall islands in the pacific campaign of world war ii, EHandler: no quick summary.
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 Pacific War, Operation Downfall
OPERATION DOWNFALL, to be complete within one year of the end of the war in Europe, had two major components.
There are two sets of potential casualty figures; a low number used to gain approval to proceed with the operation; and a high number used to plan reserve forces, medical needs and, as it turned out, to claim as lives saved by use of the atom bomb.
Coronet was a larger operation than Olympic, but the landing on Kyushu, the southern island, was expected to be the more expensive because all of the homeland defensives would have been expended there and the promised replacements for Coronet would have been made industrially impossible.
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 Operation Coronet
Operation Coronet was the second part of Operation Downfall - the planned invasion of Japan.
Operation Coronet was the second part of the whole plan to invade Japan.
Beaches to the south of Tokyo were deemed capable of supporting a massive landing and the actual invasion was scheduled to start on December 1st, 1945, though this was later postponed to march 1946.
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 Downfall, the invasion of Japan
Operation DOWNFALL, the invasion of Japan, was in two components scheduled for the Fall and Spring of 1945-46:
Operation CORONET, March 1, 1946, of Honshu, the main island, with 22 divisions in the Spring after air fields on Kyushu allowed landbased air support.
Operation Zipper by Lord Mountbatten's southeast Asia command was to take Singapore and the Malay Peninsula about 1Sept45.
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 After Okinawa:Target Japan
Before the conclusion of the war, plans were maturing for the invasion and occupation of the main Japanese islands; Under the main title of Operation Downfall.
Two major operations were projected: the first, with the code name of "Olympic," against southern Kyushu; after consolidation there, the next-"Coronet"-into the Tokyo plain area which is the industrial heart of Japan.
The large-scale bombardments and bombings of the Third Fleet that began on 10 July were actually in preparation for operation "Olympic." In mid-August, as the war ended, the United States Navy had in the Pacific 90 per cent of its combatant vessels of submarine size or larger and 42 per cent of its combatant aircraft.
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Also included in the operation were the strategic bombers of the Twentieth Air Force, and the 20th and 21st Bomber Commands.
Operation Pastel Two was to divert Japanese attention only temporarily, as planners anticipated that the landings on the southern islands off Kyushu, on X-4, would tip off the Japanese to the true landing areas.
It is difficult to compare the operation at Normandy with the amphibious operations in the Pacific, because the assault at Normandy was primarily a shore-to-shore movement, whereas the operations in the Pacific where ship-to-shore movements.
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 First Place Nonfiction, Grades 10-12
Operation Downfall, as it was called, consisted primarily of two separate invasions.
Operation Olympic, planned for November 1945, would have taken the island of Kyushu, providing a base of operations for further attacks; in the beginning of 1946, Operation Coronet would have followed, conquering the main island of Honshu and theoretically ending the war.
Don Gage was my mother's father; had he taken part in Operation Downfall, chances are I would not be alive today.
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 Operation Downfall - The Invasion of Japan, November, 1945   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Operation Downfall - The Invasion of Japan, November, 1945
  The Imperial Navy had 23 destroyers and 2 cruisers which were operational.  These ships were to be used to counterattack the American invasion.  A number of the destroyers were to be beached at the last minute to be used as anti-invasion gun platforms.
Operation Olympic - Preliminary Operations, X - 5 and X - 4.
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 Axis Development of the Atomic Bomb
The principal objective of the land operation was the destruction of the American landing force on the beach.
Air operations against American landings on Kyushu were to be the responsibility of the 5th Naval Air Fleet and 6th Air Army, both under the control of the Air General Army.
Ground operations against the American landings called for the ground forces to quickly determine the area of the invasion and concentrate in this area as many troops as possible before the invasion began.
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 The Planned Invasion of Japan, the U.S.S. Harry Lee, an Attack Transport Ship in WWII
Operation Downfall was finalized during the spring and summer of 1945.
The Japanese planned to coordinate their air strikes with attacks from the 40 remaining submarines from the Imperial Navy -- some armed with Long Lance torpedoes with a range of 20 miles -- when the invasion fleet was 180 miles off Kyushu.
The world was spared the cost of Operation Downfall, however, because Japan formally surrendered to the United Nations September 2, 1945, and World War II was over.
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 Downfall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Operation Downfall: Allied plan for the invasion of Japan at the end of World War II Downfall (Der Untergang): 2004 German film about the last days of Adolf Hitler
"Downfall": A song on the matchbox twenty album More Than You Think You Are
This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title.
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 Operation Ivy and More - Content   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Operation Ivy is the name of a series of nuclear bomb testings that occurred back in the 1950's.
Operation Ivy's track on the compilation was "Hangin' Out," the only track released from their abandoned first recording sessions.
Downfall were not together for a long time because according to Tim, "It just never felt right." It seemed as if they were trying to emulate Op Ivy a little too much, but it was missing something.
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 History News Network
Washington-based Allen, co-author of Codename Downfall: The Secret Plan to Invade Japan, argues that hopes of a quick victory in Iraq may be as misplaced as they would have been in Japan.
On one point, virtually all agree: in the yellowing, once-classified but never-used plans for Operation Downfall, even the lowest projections of US combat deaths are enough to scare the camouflaged pants off today's toughest hawks.
Operation Downfall was meant to strike "the final blow" against what the US called "an evil regime", to end what Emperor Hirohito and the ruling military elite described, in Japanese parlance, as a "holy war".
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Operation Downfall was divided into two major operations, Operation Olympic, the invasion of the island of Kyushu to be executed on October 27 of 1945, and Operation Coronet, the invasion of Honshu, scheduled for the spring of 1946.
The Japanese planned to meet the Americans with 15 divisions, 7 independent mixed brigades, 3 independent tank brigades and 2 fortress units, 19 destroyers, 38 subs, 750 mini-subs, 12,750 planes (mostly kamikaze), 3300 suicide attack boats, and 4000 suicide frogmen (to attack landing craft).
No forces were to be held in reserve to defend Honshu; the Japanese were ready to expend their entire Army, Navy, and civilian population to defend Kyushu.
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 Atomic Bombs in WWII
Operation Downfall was divided into two major operations, Operation Olympic, the invasion of the island of Kyushu to be executed in the fall of 1945, and Operation Coronet, the invasion of Honshu, scheduled for the spring of 1946.
At this meeting he was briefed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff on the elements of Operation Downfall.
Pash and Goudsmit in Operation Alsos captured several tons of uranium and "it was shipped to Britain and then the United States, transformed into uranium hexaflouride gas for isotope separation at Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and finally in the form of U-235 used to destroy Hiroshima." (*Heisenberg's War,* p.
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 A look at the end of WWII if the atom bomb was not dropped (part 1)
These documents, now declassified, are the plans for "Operation Downfall", the invasion of Japan during World War II.
During this same period it was learned that Japan had closed all schools and mobilized its school children, was arming its civilian population, was fortifying caves and was building underground facilities.
Its purpose was to seize and control the southern one-third of that island and establish naval and air bases to tighten the naval blockade of the home islands, to destroy units of the main Japanese Army and to support the later invasion of the Tokyo Pain.
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 The Attic
Operation Olympic would secure the bottom half of the island of Kyushu while Operation Coronet held the objective of capturing Tokyo and, if necessary, annihalating the Japanese Army.
The entire goal of the operation was to force the Americans into signing a conditional peace treaty.
Millions in the civilian population, armed with outdated rifles, grenades, bombs, and even spears and bows and arrows, would be used in massive suicidal banzai charges against the incoming invasion force.
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 Fighting for Okinawa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
LTG Buckner was neither unfamiliar with nor opposed to amphibious operations.
Operation Downfall envisioned two enormous landings in the Japanese homeland, the first on Kyushu with 14 divisions on 1 Nov. 1945, and the second on the main island of Honshu, near Tokyo, with 25 divisions, scheduled for 1 March 1946.
Although Operation Downfall would have incurred frightful costs to both sides, Japan's ultimate defeat was assured.
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They also knew that while America always emerged victorious, operations often were not being completed as rapidly as planned- with all the added cost in blood and treasure that such lengthy campaigns entailed.
This may be due, in part, to an overly literal interpretation of what the Japanese meant by "beach defenses," even though there is ample documentation on their efforts to develop positions well inland, out of range of the Navy's big guns.
If the timetable slipped for either operation, US soldiers and Marines on Honshu would risk fighting in terrain similar to that later encountered in Vietnam- minus the helicopters to fly over this mess- where all movement was readily visible from even low terrain features and vulnerable convoys moved on roads above rice paddies.
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 American Experience | Victory in the Pacific | People & Events | PBS
The first, Operation Olympic, would take place on the southern island of Kyushu on November 1.
Phase two, Operation Coronet, would use Kyushu as a staging area for the invasion of the Tokyo plain in March 1946.
The chief advocate of the invasion was the Army's chief of staff, General George C. Marshall.
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 Operation Iceberg: The Assault on Okinawa - The Last Battle of World War II (Part 1) April - June 1945
These final operations before the invasion of Japan, the first phase of which was targeted against Kyushu (Operation Olympic) and scheduled for November 1945, were codenamed Detachment (Iwo Jima), Iceberg (the overall operation), Bunkhouse (the Ryukyu Islands) and Scattering (Okinawa itself).
It was not only a question of supplying the forces that were to take part in the operation but also sustaining these far-flung bases and their garrisons and maintaining a supply line some 4,000 miles or seventeen days steaming from Pearl Harbor or some 6,200 miles or 26 days steaming from the West Coast.
By the time of Operation Iceberg, the divisions were still technically operating under the May 1944 Table of Organisation and Equipment (TO&E) but the regiments (each of 3,400 personnel) had reorganised under the 1 May 1945 TO&E that had been implemented early.
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