Re: Invasion of Okinawa, Iwo Jima instead of Philipines



In article <fc629l$ffs$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Yau <sniper968@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I'm just interested in hearing the debate over whether an invasion of the
Philippines could have been avoided in place of an invasion of Okinawa or
Iwo Jima. Its an interesting question and I am sorry that other posters
appear to have deviated from the OT.

Given the choice between the Philippines and Formosa, Spruance would
have preferred Okinawa and Iwo Jima (see "Nimitz", by E.B. Potter).

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