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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.


What was the name of the Last island captured before the bombing of Japan?

Okinawa, at least I think so....


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.


Significance of iwojima?

It's airfield was needed.


Why was the the battle of okinawa important?

cause it was a war ?


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 .


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

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


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 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 were Iwo Jima and Okinawa important to Japan?

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