Date: May 10th 1945
Location: Okinawa Prefecture
The Battle for Okinawa started in April. With some of the most intense fighting of the entire conflict. The Japanese have been pushing back with extreme ferocity, capturing numerous smaller islands around the prefecture. Using these islands as logistic and reserve bases. Unless these smaller islands can be dealt with, the main force on Okinawa will struggle to contain the spread of the Imperial forces. RG have been tasked with assaulting one of these smaller islands and securing it. It is an island that has previously seen a great deal of combat, yet the Japanese have recaptured it and intend to put its Airfield back into use. This would greatly threaten the Pacific fleets supporting the battle on Okinawa. Intelligence believes the island is also being used to store a great deal of men and equipoment in preparation for a large scale counter attack. The enemy is prepared and surprise is not on our side. The Imperial Navy has been sighted steaming toward our location. Enemy forces consist of Army and Naval forces, they have air and armoured support and know we are coming.
RG is to assault the island, move inland and capture the airfield.
RG ground forces will make an amphibious assault onto the island at grid 013058. Talon will support this assault by bombing the coastline immediately before ground forces land.
Once the landing zone is secured, Gambler forces will move into an ambush position south to intercept reenforcements. The goal here is to draw forces in from the airfield and other southerly positions.
Vegas forces will move from the LZ to eliminate any positions to the eastern flank, allowing later movement through this area for all ground forces.
Preliminary recon flights place likely positions at 022058, 025061 and 027061.
Once the ambush succeeds and the eastern flank is secure, ground forces are to RV (position to be decided in battle) and proceed south toward the airfield.
RG will then secure that airfield by any means possible.
Talon will provide logistical and CAS/CAP support throughout, however they are to also locate and eliminate the Imperial fleet before it reaches our own ships.
RG will have the following equipment:
US Marine Equipment
2x Willy GP (2 Armed)
10x F4U Corsair
Various logistic Vehicles/supply crates
No Allied Forces are expected on this island or in support of our operation.
Radios will be issued to Command and Squad NCO's only.
All troops should study and memorize the maps provided prior to mission start in the event of separation from friendly forces
Link to actual Operation: https://en.wikipedia...ttle_of_Okinawa
Map used Henderson Airfield
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