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.dguarters Tenth Army Aboard US3 ELDORADO 110925 April 1945 Operation Order 4-45 > EYUm RETTO 1/25000 IE SBI18L SWT Sheet MS L891. Ref: (a) .Tenth Op Plan 1- 45. (b) CTF 51 Op Order A8-45. '•!• ''
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1* Landing Force: Elements 77th Inf Div Reinf. Maj Gen A D Bruce. 2. Garrison Force: See Annex A* 1* No cha;qge. ;

2* The Tenth Army will capture, defend and develop IE SHCML to provide additional air base facilities in the NANSEI SHDTO* ; 3* a*
W Day 16 Apr 45 S Hour: Will be announced by CTF 53

Under control of CTF S3, the Landing Force, after such preliminary reconnaissance and landing of supporting 'troops as necessary, will laid at- S Hour, 1^-.Day, on IB .SFUMA, sweep rapdily over the island, clearing it of all enemy troops and securing all enemy supplies and military installations* ' iflhen, in the opinion of the landing force commander, the above mission has been accomplished, he will request CTF 53 to reembark all troops not required for island garrison. 77th Div Reinf (less detachments) will prepare for further operations.

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Op Order 4-45 (Cont'd) a. The assault troops will take ashore minimum supplie . iaent required for the operation, . b, c, 5, a, quip-

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HQ, X AEMf OKINAYfA 5 May 45 A3MEX 3 OPERATIONS OBBER^CV 7 - 45 , Ill PHIB CORPS HEINFORCID. 6th Mar Div - • 6th J^SCO ' " ; V." 1st Armd Amph-Bn . .'*; 1st Marine Y/ar Dog Plat 5th Ptov Ekt Det , 3rd Plat v 1st Bomb Disp Co "VMO-6 . ' . •' 4th ^mph Trac Bn 9th -tiinph Trac Bn ,; CORPS ARTILLERY' .; Hq. Btry^III Corps I*rty Hq. Btry, 2nd Prov FA Gp 1st 155™^ Hov; Bn 3rd 155™. How Bn .....6th 155mm How Bn • ' ?th 155mm Gun Bn ;8th 9th TACTICAL ORC^NIZATISN .

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Coordination between FAt NGF, and Air is prescribed in Annex 5 toTenth Jirny Operations Plan No ^ ^1^45? dated 6 Jan 45 &s amended 3 May 45*

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ao Enemy* See Appendix ..a herewith and Current G-2^Estimate. • ' ; b* JFriendly* . ' ' " ' ' , ' (1) III rhib' Corps will ir^ve in oja the west flank .of the XXP7 Corps effective .upon orders, cf this: headquarters^.-.. \ ; (2) Boundary betv/cen Corps; 84S2H - 83797 - 787/j.C - 77710" (3) CP!s:. Arriy - 8686 . / III phib Corps -vicinity ISA ( 3 0 ) 88H 7 1 Cor JDS vicinity 3780W ' 17 . ISCCM - 8290 ' .. . " / ' . TAF.' . . - 8591A , ' " ' " "•'•'.' LF.ASCU $3 - 8391L '. ' , . ' • ' ' , . -r '/•."•".' (!].) Axes Signal Coonunice.tioni . .; Arjiay' •- None. ' ' ' • • . , . . . III Fhib ;0orps P.^-T' - 7774.. XXIV Corpa 87-Co;V - JI3ARA' (8272) ', .. ISCOL ;8290 -SHUT:! . .' .. : , . . . ' • ' ' ' 1£F - Kb-ne . ./ . " " " • ' * ' ' • " ' LFASCU »5- - None ' . . ' ' . . ' ! ' '^ ' ' . ' . ' " . !" \ GSNEKAL 'GOkWJEICJ&ICN Z5-*'ll+

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'(3) v " Radio Linlc Telet|rpe Mts*; (RATT) (a) Ship Net: ELDORADO'" (NCS) (TF 51) - TETON (TF 51*22*) PAKAlvIIHT (OF51-21) - BISCAYNE (TF 51.5)on 90.2 mcs. , (h) Shore Net: LLDOP^rO /NCS) (TF 51) - TENTH ARMS' " (TF 56) III Phib C^rps (CTG56.2) - LFASCU #3 (CTU 59o2>5) - ISCOM - (CTG 99.3) on ?0*5 mcs. (c) Supply Net:. GIF 51.22 (USS TETON) - 1st Engr Sp Brigade on 79.5 mcs, • (d) All equipment furnished by Navy and operated by Navy, personnel* d.. Visual and Sound. Normal. See SOI 30-50 and 31-50. e* \7ire* • (1) Existing pole lines will not be removed without approval of "Signal Officer, Tenth Army. Facilities over all routes will be augmented as rapidly as practicable to increase tactical circuits and for ' development of consolidation phase. All construction by both Corps, TAF, and Iscom will conform to standard practice, using messenger wire for rubber covered cables so as to provide the semi-permanent system for the consolidation phase* ( . Army will construct and maintain; 2) (a) All wire leads and test points on the route Army CP - 869011 84920 - T-AF and laterals therefrom to Army units. Iscom will construct and meint"in laterals to other than Army units. (txj Circuits forward of 8233L - B258R - 868?3 - 9085N to Army troops and to Corp3* f. Radio Intelligence* ( ) Intercept and direction finding activities will continue with em1 phasis on enemy radio stations on southern OKINAWA* (2) All position finding, intercept, and traffic analysis information will be forwarded to Signal, Officer, Tenth Army, daily. g. Security* (1) Friendly stations will be monitored for security and information*. (2) See Appendix B for authorized classified transmissions over wire, cable, and radio circi.ita-. lu Codes, Ciphers, and Authenticators. See CentComTwo and SOI. The headquarters of the following units only are authorized ECM and Channel 10k '-^shoreTenth Army - 2XIV Corps - III Phib Corps -.TAT'- ISCOM* Class III is author.-*7-^-2 MCU Iscom and Tenth Army. i. Combat Photography. Combat 3ignal Photographic teams to furnish coverage of intelligence/.counter-intelligence,, historical record* and publicity value. Teams attached to Army Corps and Divisions .will operate under the "uirect supervision of their respective 'Signal."Officers..* 3» a* III Phib Corps with an Clj. Carrier Operation 1-eam, Co A, 3^ Signal Bn, atchd, will; (1)* Install, operate, and maintain the Corps tactical communication facilities. (2) Install consolidation wire facilities in the priority shown in Appendix C, Line Route Kapt tcf §a5cimum extent practicable* :

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3d Signal Battai|o-i / ^le^sldetachments) (a) Construct ar.o/viairitaiii tactical wire circuits as shown in Appendix C> L ^ n e Route Map. (b) Locate eM report Jap cable and open wire facilities along constTiu, tion routes assigned* (c) Salvage wire e;.d cable not in use and not to be rehabilitated^ using, such fc-.-.-clies as are suitable on current projects and returning otiiers to Army Temporary Signal Depot. Poles in place will not be removed without prior approval of Army Signal Officer* (3) 82d Signal Battalion, (less detachments) will: (e) Construct and maintain, tactical wire circuits as .shown in Appendix C, Line Route Map* (b) Locate and report Jap cable and open wire facilities along construction roates assigned* (c) Salvage wire si\d cable not in use and not to be rehabilit^t-.,I, using such supplies as are suitable on current projects and returning others to Army, Temporary Signal Depot* Poles in place will not be removed without prior approval of Army Sigk nal Officer,* -v (4) Brovisional Radio Intelligence Company will* (a) Operate direction finding net* Priority will be given to enemy stations operating in southern. OKINAWA* (b) Operate 8-position intercept station^ with., priority on enemy air circuits* (c) Coordinate activities of Corps intercept stations to include assignment of special missions* (d) Erepare daily summary of operations for forxirarding to hipV.ef headquarters,, (e) Close D/F station on ZAMAMI and open near POINTBOLO* (5) 3373d Signal Service Company (SIAM) will monitor friendly rauio circuits* rendering reports as received to Signal Officer, Tenth * Army. Triority £i/cn to Tenth Anny^ Corps, and Division Command nets.. (6) 292d'ettd 594th J/.SCO's (less SFCP's and ALP f s) will assist ^29th Signal Operf tic-?3 Company in operation of Army CP Signal Service and recover a'ba^cc^od signal fequipment In areas to be assigned in Signal OrderSo g» 382d RCT» as Army reservet takes station at 8885C. The Tenth Army will provide necessary messes-s&r and wire service to the Reserve* The reserve will enter, the '2450 kc Army Command l\iet* ; ho Carrier Cpara'bion Plat'oonf Co A, 3d Signal Battalion, is relieved from attachment to -is corn.-. It'will rcixxrt to Signal Officer, Tenth Army ? . to operate Army and -Corps termin^s^or S4 carrier systems* x* (1) Troops ^^B^/unit may be served through the switchboard of • another -more 'conveniently located by mutual agreement or by coordination through a higher common headquarters*. (2) Units taking over sectors from other units will make such exchanges of equipment as will, prevent interruption of service* Direct communication.be tvroett units concerned is author ized* (2)

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TRAFFIC a» Circulation (See Overlay) ( ) III Phib Co.rpp (.-1st Mar- Div Reinf) nove south via 1 Routes 13-24*-5--l-3C-l re burning north via Routes l-l6. (2) Route 5 will bo u/sod jointly by both Corps subsequent to completion of th:' s movcinant and readjustment of boundary between Corps* b« Control ( ) Tenth Aray PM v;ill coordinate traffic for the movenent 1 of III Phib Corps (>lst Mar Div Reinf). (2) Traffic Control Points: (See overlay) (3) Tenth Array PM v;ill coordinate est-ablishnont of additional Traffic Control Points as recuirod and. announce their location to interested ago (4) Routing of XXIV Corps Supply Traffic: Cons t ru.c tj on and_ Main ::enanceof ( ) Route 5 will be ixiintained as a two-v;ay, all weather 1 route its entire length* (2) Responsibility for mcintenance. . (a) ".Between TA .8076-0 and 8379 -Xj By III Phib Corps. Normal.

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4- . SERVICE TROOPS AJND

' a* -Installations and Service Units (1) IsCom OKINAWA will operate beaches-vicinity of UCHETOMARI (TA 7978) for -Lhe reception of supplies and equipment of certain uni'oa of I'll" Phib Corps moved by water• (2) Is Con OKH-iV.YA v/iir establish unloading facilities and .."-' dumps on Ecu* Cx.a3t in l>t.S/*,GUSOKJ W.*K Area by 10 May. (3) Other installations-! No change• PERSONNEL
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a* '-Return of Casualties : "(l) IsCom and Tenth Army hospitals deliver personnel returning to duty as follows; (a) -army: 74th Replacement Bnf TA 8385*0»

(b) Marine*, III Phib Corps Medical Bn, location to be announced later* (c) Units vrill call for casuals within 24 hours of notification by casual agencies^

MTSCSLL'iNEOUS a» Military Government . l Evacuation of civilians - by Corps to IsCom inclosures () as arranged by Military Government Liaison Officers* (2) Currency - in possession of civilians remains with civilians* Other amounts abandoned or found in safes and vaults to of divisional teams. (3) OtherT;ise $j $

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5 May 45
ANNEX B - MEDICAL - TO ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2 TO ACCOMPANY OPERATIONAL ORDER NO-. 7-45* . * 1. MEDICAL TROOPS • ' .

80th K e d ; G p > Hq & Hq D^'fc I53rd:'-Med B n » ' H q & Hq Det 556th Amb Co (Mtz) 444th CPll Co (Sep) . 541st Coll Co (Sep) . • 665th clr Co (sep) ' 31st Field Hosp ;(TA 8384-^) 68th Field Hosp (TA 8782-G) 69th Field Hosp (TA 9085-v) 74th r pield Hosp (TA 8880*D) 75th Field Hosp (location to be announced) 76th pield Hosp (TA 8584-0) 82nd Field -Ho'sp (TA 8383^-1) . • 86th Field Hosp (TA 8582-F) . 98th port surg Hosp 14th Med. Lab- . ' ' . 376th Gen surg im (EA) 366th 'Orthopedic Thi "(EB) 390th Neuro Surgical im -(EE) 377th General- surgical Tm (SA) 341st General Surgical TJn (EA) 342nd General Surgical 'pn ) 343rd General Surgical Tin (EA) 389th Neuro- Surgical Tm (ES) 401 st Th£>raoic Surgical TJn (EF) 402nd Thoracic Surgical Tm (EF) 829th Gas Team (EG). 830th Gas Taam (SG) p ^ ^ -ri -^ ? 831st Gas T^am (EG) | V ;:^ 'i A ^ 852nd Gas Team (EG) ^'* " «- '^«*'- i.

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.a. - XXIV Corps will evacuate Division and Corps -medical inst'allatilqns to Field and Evacuation Hospitals designated. Tenth Army (Hospitalization Officer - West Point by 16), t. Ill < Phib Corps will evacuate Division and Corps medical installations to Field and Evacuation Hospitals designated by Surgeon, Tenth Army (Hospitalization Officer West Point- 16) . 'c.. Army will -evacuate Tenth Army hospitals t.o Is;Co.ni Evacuation -Center 'and will effect such transfers among Tenth Army hospitals as may be indicated.

AN::EX F- - MEDICAL - TO ^D::iKisTru,Tiv3 ORDER ;o..fc (continued'
d. IsCom will evacuate Is Corn hospitals* IsGom is responsible for disposition of casualties.from the .IsCom Evacuation Cent-jr to beaches-, airfields, or IsCom hospitals. 3. . Medical Supply. .-a. XXIV Corps LCedical Supply Point will serve Tenth Army Division and Corps medical units and such Tenth Army hospitals as may be designated by the Surgeon, Tenth Array. b, 7th Field De.:-ot will serve Marine Division and III Phib Corps- medical units and Corps Evacuation Hospitals numbers 2. and 3. '. c. The IsCom Keiicc.1 Depot (53rd Kedic&l Depot Company TA 82:86-0) will serve XXIV Corps Kedicc:1 Supply Point and all medicui units not listed above. It Vi/il'l furnish medical maintenance service.to ull Tenth ^rmy and IsCom medical units. Tenth ^rrny Surgeon will exercise staff supervision of the entire medical supply service. 4. Evacuation Policy.

Immediate evacuation. The evacuation policy will be lengthened as the situation permits and as additional hospitali'zation facilities become available. Tenth Army hospitals will maintain a reserve of empty beds (approximately £5'~/0 of 'capacity) ,
5. Llodical R e p o r t s and R e c o r d s ,

a. X&IV Corps will submit to the Surgeon,.Tenth Army, consolidated cUily, vveekly, and monthly reports as required by Circular No. 2, Headquarters Tenth Army, datod 6 Jan 194fe, with the following, exceptions ; (I)' Monthly Sanitary Reports will continue to be rendered to the ComG-en, IsCom. ( ) ' Monthly Venereal Disease Reports and Monthly^. 2. Reports of .Nursing Servicf; ff)ata:will_".-be: ci~r\^ :;:., -•. rendered to .the CornGen, Terot^^my t^'rough -; •'? . command, channels.X••• ^ : ^ r - ^ -

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b. Ill Phih Corps will submit to th^ Surgeon, T.^nth Army., a co£soiidat3Cr daily Casualty List* c. IsCbm medical'" units' as directed by' Is Com,

d. Tenth Army medical units .will submit,to tha Surgeon Tenth Army, dcaly, \-/e..:klyj- and •monthly re-ports as x required by Circular No, 2, f..efr,5quarters Tenth ^rmy., dated 6 Jan 19-45, with the folloving exceptions:. (1) () 2 Monthly St.nit-ury Ro^orts vvill continue to be rendereti to th^ Co^Gen^ IsCom«Monthly Venereal Diseas^ Reports and Monthly Reports of Nursing Service Date, vvill bd ronciered to the ComGon, Tenth *rmy, through command channels. EJGIIMER Lieutenant Genoral
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On call, the III Phib Corps ;\rty will reinforce the fires 'of ' the XXrv Corps ;.rty with one-Bt^y of 155mm Hows and one .. ' Btry of 155mm Gun's. These units, will be prepared to fire as far left as the line 8568L-8661A.. ' On priority call, the 3CIIV Corps.Arty will reinforce the fires of the III Phib Corps Arty with two Bns of 155mm Hows and two Bcrys of 6" Hows.. These units will be prepared to fire as far right as the line 74703-7167^.

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Preparation., (1) A T.b::.;v-:y mnuts general preparation will be fired starting at . George hcu.r ninus 50, Such parts of the preparation as.will endanger the ten minute air strike .starting at G-10, will be suspended on" Corps order. . ' •

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Ammunition* (1) Throe units of fire will be on hand in battalion position areas at the start of the preparation*'. The average daily rates of ammunition expenditure showii below will not be exceeded; .: (a) First three days of the attack (Charlie day, C* plus 1, and C plus 2) total: ~ .. All calibers — 3*0 U/F (b) Thereafter, (Charli& jlps^S^ etc):' 155mm How and .8n.'How .-^,8 TJjrJj ^ VXN ^ ^ Other calibers * " w/ ;5'-U/F •" ' :

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NAV/i OrTOTFIRE SUPPORT.

a. Request for Ships*

\nnex No * 2 to Accompany Tentative Op 0 (1) Requests for fire support shipa mil 'be; .siAmitted daily to . CTGs 51.19 and 51*22 by the 'Co:^ XXIV Corps, and by the Commanding General, III Phib Corps, respectively. By prearrangement with the Navy, these requests will be coordinated by CTG 51.22 and ships will be assigned by CTF 51 in accordance with the consolidated requests subletted by CTO 51.22.

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b. Assignment of ^ips* (1) For the general attack on Charlie day, CTF 51 has been requested to make the- following fire support ships available: 6 OBBs, (3 of these \vith limited ammunition) 6 C Ao r C L s ' , . - . 12 DDs ' 3. AIR SUPPORT. '

a. There will be a ten minute air strike utilizing a maxinum of napalm and other appropriate armament from George hour minus ten (10) to George hour on targets designated by Corps commanders. Details will be arranged with Corps LF/.SCUs and coordinated with LFASCIJ, TENTH /.my*' Corps x will submit targets to be hit by this air strike to appropriate LFA3CU bjT 101200. b. Strategic bomb line (SBL) effective upon receipt of this order until 122400: North edge ITOJOT (7363S) - Center of IWA (7864T) - TAW.GU3DKU (8564T'*) - /.NZA (90671) . The .land .area of OKINAWA south of this line is a strategic bombing area. * c. Upon direction of the appropriate Corps, LFASCU aircraft iray use the land area of OKIM:J'TA -south of -the SEL for. the purpose of jettisoning bombs or other explosives or to attack targets of opportunity. No aircraft will make any attack'without the directioi} of the appropriate LFASCU, except in. an .emergency. . • ' ' . ' 4. The CoranBnding General, Tenth Army, may, as the situation indicates, direct the attack of targets by artillery, naval gunfire, or support aircraft, which has been allocated to the respective Corps. " . OFFICIAL:
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TENTATIVE OPERATIONS ORDER NO. 8-45 TACTICAL ORGANISATION '. Ill PHIB CORPS • " - .-

CORPS TROOPS H & S Bn, III Phib Corps Sig Bn, III Phib Corps 3rd Sep RI Plat » - 1st MP Bn, FMF Pac (less Co D) Landing Force Air. Support Control Unit Ho. 1 Med Bn, III Phib Co^ps 1st Bomb Disp Co (less 1st, 2nd, 3rd Plats) llth Motor Trans Bn 3rd Sep Ldry Plat 5th Sep Ldry Plat 7th Sep Ldry Plat Co B, 88th Cml iviortar Bn plus 1 Am Sec 91st Cml Mortar Co (Sep) Co B, 713th Armd Flame- Thrower Bn CORPS /JOTIILSBY Hq, Btry, III Corps Arty Hq Btry, 2nd Prov FA Gp " 1st 155mm How Bn 3rd 155mm How Bn 6th 155mm' How Bn 7th 155mm Gun Bn 8th l-55mm Gun Bn 9th 155mm Gun Bn VMO-7 27th Div Arty ( -249th COHPS GROUP 71st NOB 1st Sep Engr Bn
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1. a; See current £-2 estimate. b. No change. 2. a. Tenth Army will attack south with Corps' abreast, III Phib Corps on'the'right, to destroy the enemy forces in southern OKIiMAi/fA. Initially it vail envelop and reduce the 3MIRI position, and divide enemy forces by seizing the hill masses in the area KARA (776?) - K^MlZATO ( 0 6 . • Thereafter it will 86) be prepared for further advances. b.' .attack will be preceded by *ar, Artillery, and Naval Gunfire preparation. Tentative time of attack, Charlie-Day 11 iwlay; George-Hour 07001. Tentative Line of Departure ASA (7574-0)-£J(7974~W)-GAJA(3372-U). This operations order vail be placed in effect by dispatch, naming actual LD and time of attack. See attached overlay (j^nnex No* l) for objectives, initial scheme of maneuver, boundary between Corps, end Strategic Bomb Line. c.. Troops: See -ninex NO. 3, Troop List. 3. a. Ill Phib Corps will attack making its main effort as shown on overlay (Annex NO. 3} envelop the SHJift hill mass from the we.st, and assist SUV Corps in reduction of that position; seize that portion of the Army objectives within its zone of action; mop up NAHA and the OEUKU-iaURA peninsula (7269); and maintain contact with. XXIV Corps. b. XXIV Corps will attack making its main effort as shown on overlay (Annex No. l) \ envelop the SPJJPJ hill mass from the east; assist III Phib Corps in reduction of that position; and seize that portion of the Army objectives within its zone of action. •• c. ISCOM AGif 331 > No change.

d. AHTILLEHy: See Ann ex'No. 2. e. TAff: See Annex Wo. 2.

f. AAA: - No change. g. Army Reserve: XXIV Corps will designate one Infantry regiment to be available on 12 hours notice as AriTiy reserve. Unit designated and its location to be reported to Army 24 hours in advance. x. Artillery, Naval Gunfire, and Air Support: S^e ^JIGX No. 2.
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SHIMA* c, CG, Tactical Air Force, will furnish the necessary personnel and equipment to operate and maintain an air and surface Radar Search and Fighter Director Station on TORI SHIMA«
TASK ORGANIZATION I/JJDING FORCE (IsCom £PO 331)' CAPT. JOSEPH ST/JvIPHER, INF, 0-402660

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GARRISON FORCE a* AHMT UNITS (IsCom APO 331)

1 Plat (Rifle) t (Equipped with 2 60mm Mortars, 2 AT Weapons of 37mm cal. or larger, and 4 .50 cal* Hvy 'MG's,) 1 Radio Opns Team (with SCR 177), 1 Adm Det. (Incl Adm, Mess, and Med Pers.), 1 LVT Det, b. " (Incl 2 LVT(4)s with drivers and maintenance pers«),

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- * •., '3* a.-. Special "Landing Force TORI''•SHIMfi.-will:1-. ^ f F ^ ^^,". . , (1) Moiont from OKINAWA, proceed to TORI HiElk by water transpor','.........tation, larici and destroy _pr capture all enemy personnel found on the island. (2) Assist Jtet. AWS 1 in unloading and completing preparation for operations. (3) Evacuate all Prisoners of War and any civilians found to (4) After accomplishing (1) and ( 2 ) above, reembark all personnel other than Garrison Force, return to mounting point OKJN/JfA, debark, arid revert to Organizational Control.

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aTMessage Center and messenger service as prescribed by RCT-8. Report will be made when L - 5 (Cub) strip is available. -,.. t>* Radio. Radio silence as prescribed by TKJ 51»25« ' ,V V c. Wire. (1) Tactical as prescribed by landing force commander. ( ) Garrison as prescribed by garrison force commander. 2' ( ) Maximum tactical wire will be incorporated into garrison phase. 3
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(ij!) -During garrison phase use for frequencies for the SCR 300 sets s •' "•••"•"*'."•.„, f Primary l±Q.Q Secondary 4 2 «0 4.* SIGNAL SUPPLY, ' ".- . ,..,-• a* RCT-8 will provide all equipment prescribed .above, or will secure it * from Marine and/or Army sources, ,,, : ... , . '. b* Logistical support by Marine 7th- Field Depot assisted by IsComf APO 331 • " ' : • • ' -...'-. "V, c. Radar, repair and maintenance will normally be conducted 'by the MAW . squadrons. Bnergency aid may be obtained from the Marine Jth Field Depot or IsComf"APO 331* a, -ADDITIONS INSTRUCTIONS. . . . '. ' (1) Tenth Army SOI Index ai-59: (or current issue) and Tenth Army -SSI Index 01-4 (or current issue) for contact with Army. ..- , (2) :CENTCCMTffOin PACCALL (PAC 71).. PACCOM (FAC 70 B) beqames' effective f 27 May 45 place of CENTCOMTV/0 which -has been rescinded as of that ' "date* - - • • ; ' ' ' - -. % ., - . • • • --. •••';'. .b, signal reports as prescribed by Annex "17- V Tenth Army Operation Plan ' • ' " "

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Daily Operatf Q£|Jg^^ including enemy killed or^ptb^3df .^^iJHans interned, our own casualties and'^rCi^^ws of units. This sumrmry Trill be expeditea^nd transmitted by the fastest available means of comraunicationt AFS 1 will remain under the administrative control [ of M;G 43 and under *th& operational control of CG, Air Defense Command. An all-weather cub airfield for intor-lsland air courier service by liaison Aircraft will be constructed on all captured islands at the earliest opportunity. MLniinum length of 700 ffeet; miniiDum width 50 feet. An additional 150 feet by 50 feet clearance at each end of the strip is desirable.

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30 days 01 I - II; - III - IV. 5 days -water•o 2 gal/man/day. 5 U/F (2) Garrison Forces: (including units accompanying assault) 30 days Cl I - II - III - IV. 5 days water. 2 U/F. (3) Supply Levels: ; .. ^ (a) A 30-*dny level of 01 I and III and essential items of 01 II and IV will be maintained for garrison forces (including elements of assault forces), at the objective. ; ' (b) 2 U/F will be maintained for service units and 3 U/F for conbat units of g&rrison force (including 01 eirants of assault force remaining on objective). (4) Lfethod of Supply: IsCofra, APO 331, will arrange for shipment of mail and necessary applies weekly (or more frequently if necessary) to maintain prescribed levels. (5) laQom, APO 331, will be responsible for supply and administration of IHETZA SHIMA arid AGUNI SHB&. b./ Evacuation: IT)Personnel: (a) Immediate evacuation of all transportable casual ties to OKINAWA liy suitable water transportatior (2) Materiel: T'?hen maintenance is beyond local capabilities, evacuate to OKIW.W^ by regular, supply ship. c» Iftscellaneous: Distillation nnd'purification units (the letter when practicable), accompanying troops, will be installed as soon as practiQSble.
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PIFORMATION. a. References; (1) CinCPOA Adv Warning order 060821 (May) „ v . /-;.' (2) CinCPOA ICEBERG Appendix "H" (Revision of 14 April 45) phase III .joint Staff Study. (3) Tentative operations plan 1 r 45 Tenth Army 6 Jan 45, (4) GIF 31 Operations plan A 203 - 45. (5) Attack Force Commander* s Air Support plan. b. Enemy: (1) G-2 Estimate ICEBERG Hid, 10 May 45 . (2) See Annex No. 1, Intelligence. c. Supporting Forces: (1) -pacific Fleet. (2) Amphibious Force pacific Fleet. (3) Strategic Air Forces. d. Operational Command: (1) officer Commanding the operation Admiral W*F. Halsey (ComThirdFleet) . (2) Commander Joint Expeditionary Force? , Vice Admiral H.W. Hill (CTF 31). (5) Commanding General Expeditionary Troops, Lieut. General S.B. Buckner, jr« (CG Tenth Army).

2. MISSION OF THE TENTH AEMY. The Tenth Army, as Expeditionary Troops initially under command of the Commander Joint Expeditionary Force ., will assist in the capture, occupation, defense, and development of KIKAIGA ISLAND. : a * Purpose • Purpose of the operation is to acquire additional airfields from which to: (1) Operate fighters for escort missions. (2) Defend the OKINAWA area against attack from the north, *(3) Neutralize other- bases within range, (4) Support an assault on JAPAN* b. Requirements, in order to accomplish the purpose of the operation, KIKAIGA ISLAND will be developed to provide a base for; (1) Three fighter groups, (2) Two night fighter squadrons. (3) one torpedo bomber squadron. (1) Phase 1; Make an amphibious assault on KIKAIGA ISLAND and seize such portions of the island as will provide the necessary space and protection to enable initiation of base development. Completion of phase 1 to. be announced by Commanding General Expeditionary Troops.

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3. OPEHATIONS. a. Landing Force, The Landing Force (Troops, see Annex NO. 3), commanded by Major General T*E« Watson,; USMC, will: (1) Land on'KIKAIGA ISL/JSTD, Fox Day, Hour How, on beaches to -be designated, and initially seizp and secure such portions of the island as will make feasible, the initiation of base development. . . ( 2 ) ' Complete the capture of KIKAIGA -ISLANDj occupy, defend and accomplish base development Until relieved by Commandiiig General Expeditionary Troops., k. is Com 458» (1) Initially under c.ommand of the Landing Force Commander, lsCom',458 will assist in supply and evacuation of the Landing*Force,. and assist in the occupation, defense, and base development of KIX/-IGA ISLAND. See Administrative o^der NO. 4, and Base, . ., . ' ''Development plan FRICTION. (2) • ivhen announced-'by commanding General Expeditionary Troops, iscom 458 will become responsible for the* defense, garrison, and development of KH01IGA ISI/JTO, and will report'directly to Commander Ryukyus. /,rea (CG Knth Army). See'Base Development plan FRICTION. c. Tactical Air Force, OKINAWA. Missions as given in Annex NO. 4, Air Support plan. For these missions Tactical Air Force, OKINAWA'is initially under operational control CBT 31., See CTF OP plan A 203 - 45. d. Air. See Annex NO. 4, Air Support Plan; and Tenth Army Operational Directive'No. 9, planning and Coordination of Air, Artillery, and Naval .Gunfire, 6'Jan 45. e. Artillery. See 'Annex No. 5, Artillery-and Naval Guafire Support. ~ •. • ' . • * ' f » AflA* (1) The Landing Force Commander, with attached AAA and Seacoast Artillery units, will provide; (a) AAA defense.of'; Assault beaches, units, and installations; captured airfields. • . . . (b) Support for ground defense of landing beaches. (c) Defense against water borne attack. (d) Field Artillery'support and direct fire support for 'grouttd forties

'General Expeditionary Troops, Upon order1 .the foregoing will • responsibility pass .to is Com 458, g* Chemical» See Annex,NO. lu Engineer* See Administrative division Reserve. CG Tsnth Army will designate from trotps under His cmtrol to be available on five da notice at OKINAWA* Designation of unit later. " j* other' Troops* No change* • x. Generalfe ;1) Control of Air, Artillery, and Naval see Tenth Army OP Directive No* 9, 6 Jan 45. (2) A cub airfield, operational all weather, to be used by Liaison Aircraft, will be constructed at the ear-* liest practicable time. Minimum length, 700 feet. Width 50 feet. Additional 50 -foot clearance for a total of 1000 feet is desirable. (3) General principles as prescribed in Section m, ; paragraph 10, Tenth Army Op plan 1 - 4 5 will apply. , These include; Air defense against attacking air' craft} fire prevention and control measures; defense agaiiyst hostile attack on vital areas; and night illumination, (4) Reports, s$e Annex No. 7, Reports. : (2) 4. LDGIoTICS^ See Administrative Order No. 4, and Base Develop-* ment plan FRICTION. 5-. COMMAND AND CONTROL* a. Conmiand. The principles of COiomand and Coramalid Relationships asi prescribed in Tenth Army Op Plan 1 - 4 5 ; • will apply, See Section V, and Annex No. 1, that document. : b. Signal Commun: cations. (1) See Annex No. 8, signal
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ANNEX 1 ^ TENTATIVE OPERATIONS ORDER NO. 11-^5 •' ICEBERG III d. ' * INTELLIGENCE ' • 1. SUMMARY 07 ENEMY' SITUATION. See current G~2 Estimate of the Situation KIKAI, 10 March, and CINCPAC-CINCPOA Bulletin 163-^, previously distributed. ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF INFORMATION, a. Prior to Initial Landings. (1) Strength, composition, identification and disposition of the enemy units defending the beaches and coastal " areas. . (2) Nature of: coastal reef* (3) Predictions of weather and of surf and swell, to determine effects on combat and logistic plans. Obstacles and mines, including nature, and type, at landing beaches. (5) Nature and condition of beach exitsf and condition of roads. (6) Fortifications, exact location, nature, armament, and vulnerability to naval gunfire and air attack of each element. (7) Strength, composition, direction and rate of movement of enemy mobile reserves for counterattack, and estimated time attack can be expected. ' (8} Enemy withdrawal to a defensive position on the HYAKUNO DAI highground. (9) Enemy Situation on AtiAMI. (10) Enemy move for reinforcement. b. After Initial Landings. All of the essential elements of paragraph 2a above, will still apply; hydrographic and beach matters being important to the logistic phase. In addition, the following active measures of enemy defense become essential elements for ground and air forces. (1) Origin, numbers, types, effectiveness, 'and direction of approach of enemy aircraft or naval units for at~ vaipi^, j>rQbable "Mine, ^piace knd method of landing, and movement after landing, of enemy in reinforce^ ment by air or sea. 2.

Operations^Htft^ j^fy^^^^VKfnmt aircraft on enemy-fields. 9f '-1TANSEI SSOTO7 fcuoW and others within rang-e of medium bombardment...': . Use of toxic gas. (5) Enemy knowledge of our forces or equipment through /possible capture of classified documents or secret materiel. . " * . ' ••PHOTOGEAHIIG- PLAN,- • •- • • ^ ' •' • ' ' a." Complete-vertical black and white photography, scale I/ 5,000t will be-tak-en-we'ekly from 20 May till target by F-5 aircraft of thsr22th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron operating.under CTG 99o2. -• • - • • - "b. • At'the-earliest practl cable', date, low altitude offshore otrlique-s^will-be obtained of the shoreline in the vicinity of all beaches- -by an-:-F^5' Aircraft of the ,2Sth^ Photo Reconnaissance Squadron enploying a £-2U camera. These photos'will be taken at an ingle of approximately-5° from the horizontal to include the reef the horizontal * to include the reef and beach at largest practicable scale. • •c. The photography specified In bj> above* will be repeated on or about L-f to detect recently emplacedT underwater obstacles and 'beach defenses. . , , . -, ' '. • d. At the earliest practicable date, F6F aircraft operating under CTG 99.-2 will obtain Sonne Stereo - strip photography of the fringing reef from ARAKI to KjAMIKATSTStJ to determine the feasibility of landings in thise area by amphibious vehicles. Interpretations of this photography will be male by personnel of Fleet Photographic Interpreta-* ti'on Squadron Two to augment reef information already obtained from Sonne and color photography of the principal beaches. e. I 0n Fox minus 7 and -again on Fox minus 3> vertical black and white photography, scale 1/2,500 will be obtained by F~5!s of the area extending from the assault beaches inland to a depth of 2,500 yards. • . . J fii. On Fox minus 5 combat obliq-y.es (large scale obliqu3s of forward and reverse slopes of all hills, dominating the beaches) will be taken1 by F^5?s. g. CVE planes and F~5 r s based on OKINAWA will provide photographic coverage immediately prior to and during the operation. Assign** ment of planesf processing of photographs1 and distribution will be coordinated by Commander Joint Expeditionary Forces..
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1) Beach and Topographic Mapt 1 ' 1 __ The purpose' of this map is to prbvfcl map for small uni'ts in ,the assault. The . printed on 9 .sheets. The map will have the ta area designator grid overprinted,! a i:10.tOOO map backup POA-L-096. Basis of issue, If 500 per reinforced division. (2) Tactical Topographic Map » 1;259000» This map will be for the official operations map for all troops 0 The target area designator will be overprinted* It will be backea up by Photomap* 1: " 25,000$ PO A- L-OJl. It is on 3 sheets. Basis of is• sue is 2,500 per reinforced division. (3) Road Map. This map is issued for the purpose of presenting the entire land mass on a small map surface. Topographic features will be-shown, It is believed that this map will be valuable for planning as well as for use as a road and traffic control map. The map is on 1 sheet and will be. issued I f 200 per reinforced division. Shipment No. Copies No .Copies No. Copies Point of Delivery 1:10,000 Maps for 1:25,000 1:50,000 2 a Mar Div SAIPAH 1,100 . 850 1*750 8th Mar ROT .IHEYA SHIMA ^00 750 350 c. The Engineer r Tenth Army, will maintain substantial re~ serves of all maps. These will be subject to. call by the Landing Force Commander. . ' d. Photo mosaics will be supplied automatically to the capac~ ity of production facilities. • e. A rubber relief mapt scale 1:10,000 has been requested and is to be expected. The basis for issue is: 1 per assault Battalion 1 per assault Regiment 3 Per assault Division Total for the Division is 15* METEOROLOGICAL PLAN. . a. Ah Army Air Forces Weather Officer (attached &-2* Tenth. Army) will embark as prescribed by CTF 31 in order to assist in the preparation of Weather and Oceanographic forecasts for ground forces, and to insure their dissemination to .units ashore. b. Forecasts will be transmitted by regular ship~to-shorg communication channels, with operational priority precedence, to CG f 2d Mar Div, and Commander Shore Party. c. Allfstoi-S^i^y^ forces will first be coordinated 6.

^JNIERMTEH^•M^•OL1:TIeN• TE'B ;• to Annex r to Operations • - a." General grpv.lsio Plan 1-^5 will apply. t« prescribed army representatives to- Hava contained in the Operations Plan of- the Naval §$• *ovision will be* made for 'team members to be. divided geneMlS.-j$ 3 + ' t o allow for /probable debarkation of the Sth Marine Regiment to e OKINAWA Area and the remainder of the division from SAIPAN.' S, PSYCHOLOGICAL; WARFARE. • . V a. 'Policy. (1) P-sychological warfare will be conducted in accordance with CINCPAC policies. (2) The purposes of psychological warfare, prior to and immediately after the assault landings, will be: ' (a) Against military personnel: To depress the enemy T s morale and causa dissension in his ranks in order to cause military inefficiency and en~ courage surrender. (b) Against civilians: To war non-combatants away from American troops and from areas of danger, and to assure them that they will receive humane treatment. (3) When the situation permits, this program'will be sup-* plemented by particular reference to,the local tactical situation. • , - . ' • ' ' b. Responsibility. '• (1) Leaflets dropped prior to and immediately after the assault landings will be prepared in advance by ComGenTEN. (2) The landing.force commander'wili be responsible for •'•-.-• psychological warfare a t t h e target. . . c. Personnel» Means» Supply, and Distribution. (1) Leaflets dropped prior to and immediately after the assault landings will be prepared at OKINAWA and be dropped by. land-based 'planes, ppera-ting from OKINAWA. (2) Leaf lets* prepared after .the landings will be printed .at OKINAWA or aboard such AGC as maybe available at the target. Those prepared, ait. QKINAYiTJv.will be, drop•• ped by planes, and those'prepared on an AGC will be distributed by especially adapted 105~rm, howitzer---: ' .shells. (3) A Pshychological Warfare Officer will be attached to the landing force to advise its commander, and to assist in the execution of the psychological warfare activities*

PUBLIC RELATIONS. ' , a. Public relations will be conducted in accordance with CINCPAC policies and with the Op Plan of CTF 31.

10. CENSORSHIP OF MA: a. See Operatic MAIL".

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11. HANDLING OF PRISONERS OF WAR 'AND 01 ^JTELLIGENCE .PURPOSES. . a. See Operational Directive, Tenth Army* of*sbove title,. 12. CAPTURED DOCUMENTS, AND MATERIEL OF INTELLIGENCE VALUE. a. See Operational Directive, Tenth Army, of above title. BUCKNER Commanding

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MAPS: RTUKYU HETTO, 1/P.500Q,. Kl CAIGA SHIMA, POA-L-891. . "l RTUKYU"H3TTO:':PHOTO ^iPSj " L/10000, 'KIKAIGA SKIMA, -POA~L^096, , ... .. RYUKitt HETTO, "l/JOOOQ, KliAIGA. SHJMA, POA-L-791* 1, PUftPOSS:. This study is an analysis of landing force schemes, of maneuver to best accomplish the capture, occupation, and initiation of'base development of the island of KII&ICJA/Its purpose is to aid the Landing Force Coriander in the preparation of his-detailed plan and to list possible landing fc ce schames for advance planning consideration by Naval and. other supporting forces, 2,'"FACTS BEARING ON THIS STUDY: . Since the Landing Force for the capture of the island is tentatively set up as one reinforced division, this study is limited to schemes of maneuver for the employment of a '-. force of that size,- though the principles .enunciated apply to any size force, • ' • . . - ' • ''. -, ' " .' " 3. ANALYSIS: Analysis vdll-first be- irade of the three elements of vital influence to the landing force scheme of maneuver, to wit: ,Cl>)UvR^&Qhes; (2) Terrain; (3) Snemy Dispositions, Secondly, suitable lines "of action will Vs developed from these considerations alone.
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"hiraxy, the influenc -'of weather oa the scheme to" be adopted will be "Fourth, .onsideratian will be given, to: Naval Gunfire Support; transport'areas, air support, field-artillery, supply beacheq arid roads, from the viewpoint 'of Whether proper support can be given the schemes of maneuver previously .developed and their influence upon the plan to be .adopted. Fifth/influence, of enemy capabilities on scheme to be adoptee. Sixth,' a pref,er:. ed.scherae of maneuver will be selected and reasons given' for the preference. Seventh, miscellaneous a n d conclusion, ' , ' . , ' . . . . ."

4. DETMLTJ33 (TONSiDERATION OF PRBIARY FACTORS; a* Beaches., See Appendix A, Operation Map. Detailed information of beaches appears in the G-2 Estimate. Fsr present purpose's .it may be briefly stated that there are three groups of beaches oyer #hich the assault troops : may IJSnel^ J?ach of the three groups having two battalion beaches. Thus for each5 b | b| r | p two RCT!s .ppuld land^ each in column of battale§;^^r. iens|r:br pne^MT ^ u 1 ! p,t^h 'two battalions' abreast, 'it is further l ^^ ^ to be /eonsic^^ed,|bn^ftn|p< Jl^r^,^j|i?qkeat to the designated beaches and in several otfier^pi^^Cj^^pf^^^.^8' landing of assault waves in amtracs, thus permitting cbnsid^agll variation in the landing forma,-. • . .' r

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tions. The three groups of beaches are as follow Blue 1 and 2. Located on the East side of the northeri? island near town of 30MACHI (Ti\2228). With favorable weathei probably the best beaches on the island* .Group 2: Beach Green anc Red. ;.. Located on the North side of the lower (SW) portion of the island" vicinity the tewn of T'"AN v(TA1526), "These beaches are practically the equal of Group 1« Group 3^ Yellow 1 and 2. Located on extreme Northeastern end of island vicinity town of SHITOOKE (TA2430). Assault troops can land on these beaches though 'they are not as good as either Group 1
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M Ter£al£. See Appendix A, Opex*atiiri Mkp. Detailed analysis • of the terrain.appears in G-2 Estimate, The saddle which crosses the island oppisite Beach group 1.(Blue^1 and 2) divides the island into the smaller northern hill mass and the larger southern portion containing the high (220 meter) hill mass which culminates in a dominating ridge running parallel to and near the eastern side of the island.; The tactical key terrain features are: (1) The northern end of the dominating ridge vicinity (TA2025-2026). This feature dominates practically the whole northern portion of the island as well as the western and southwestern, parts of the island. This key feature gives observation on all three groups of beaches and its possession will yield control over the northern portion of the island and will enable observed fire to be placed on the all of the southern portion except the extreme southern and southeastern portions.. For the reasons given it is considered to-be a primary landing force objective for all possible schemes of maneuver. (2) The southern end of the dominating ridge, vicinity (TA1823-1923)* This key .feature dominates .the lower (south) half of the island from East .to West. It provides direct observation on beach group 2 (Green and Red beaches).. It is also considered to be an important landing force objective in any scheme of maneuver. (3) The smaller hill masa (86 meter) in the northern portioruof the island (T42230). This is the key feature of the smaller northern portion of the island, though it Is itself dominated by terrain feature (1) described above. It is considered to be-B key intermediate objective probably suitable for an RCT. (4) The small hill mass vicinity (TA1523-1524) i^ southwestern portion of the island. -This hill mass (71 meters) is itself situated on the western slopes of the dominating ridge and is overlooked by terrain features both (1) and (2) described above; however, it is a terrain feature which must be considered in schemes of maneuver as it provides short range aimed fire of flat trajectory weapons on the important coastal area around the whole southwestern bulge of the island. » Airfields. In addition to the critical terrain features listed above there are two airfields. No.. 1 lies on .the eastern side of the northern portion of the island between beach groups 1 and 3: Air-" field No. 2 lies on the north side of the southwestern bulge of the island in vicinity of beach group 2,• The southwestern bulge of the island containing airfield No* 2 will probably be the most important area from a base development viewpoint* •• d. Enemy dispositions.
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each of the critical terrain feaEstimate.,e show evidence of defensive tures ( ) (2) 1 organisation by the* dJhllS' ML very slight for rrain feature 1 to 2 terrain feature J« The rf _ shows evidence of defensive organTzatHo ipally on its sheer eastern side, along its entire length; The' 'esent estimated strength of the Jap forces on the island is 5000* G-2 states this may be increased to 1 0 0 by target date; Defensive forces must be expected in 00 eadh of the 'numbered terrain features* Terrain-features ( ) and (2) l present the most difficult terrain t© be traversed by our forces. There are only trails on top of the. dominating ridgeland, otherwise the road net is fairly good and will afford adequate movement of our forces* • • . 5. SUITABLE SCHEMES OFMANEUVER BASED SOLELY ON'BEACHES, TERRAIN, AND ENEMY DISPOSITIONS.. : Plan Able: *See Operations Map, Appendix A. Plan Baker: See Operations Map, Appendix Ai Plan Charlie: See Operations Map> Appendix A. 6. INFLUENCE OF WEATflER ON SCHEME TO BE ADOPTEDi Southwesterly, southerly, or southeasterly winds will often persist for 3 or more days at a time, followed by several days of northerly or northeasterly winds. Velocities above 20 knots are likely on 1 to 2 days in July. The maximum velocity is not likely'to exceed 25 knots except during typhoons. Seas are generally slight during July with long, low swells from the south, southeast/, northeast, or north. Off both of the two long sides of the island,;-the flood tidal current sets toward the southwestj while the ebb. flows in the reverse direction, -velocities are between 1 and 2 knots. Several.typhoons during July are likely but can be .generally forecast, a typhoon would affect all landing beaches. Winds' and swells from ^artheas.t7through east around to southwest adverse ly affect plans :*ble and Baker. Winds and swells from northeast througr north around to west adversely affect plan Charlie. Tidal currents generally have about the'same/affect on all plans. Weather which . would adversely affect each of the three plans is about equal, with perhaps a very slight advantage in favor of plan Charlie. "
7 INFLUENCE OF*SUPPORTING -IRKS ' N SERVICES ON SCHSK5 TO BE . ;D • ADOPTED. , . '

a. Naval Gunfire Support: Naval gunfire support is equally feasible for all three plans provided' the nearness of VLtAMI on the western side does not hinder operation of fire support ships on that side. ' , • : ..;:.b. Air-Support: three plans.
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Field Artillery:. The three plans present approximately n artillery point of view.

Supply Beaches and Sup of the three plans, though supply v:c landing on the extreme southern » Base Development Considerations: Since practically no base development can begin until "the entire island is secure,, whichever plan will most quickly secure the island is the best. ^* Transport Areas: All transport areas and approachesrequire minesweeping. Plans Able and Baker with the transport area on the eastern side of the1 island affords better protection against suicide bo.ats from AMAMIj also these two plans afford better radar coverage for radars in the transport area, as there is no land mask to the east. Plan Charlie has perhaps a very slight advantage in the matter of boating conditions. While there is some slight danger to shipping in transport areas on the western side of the island from long range coastal defense 'guns on AMAMI, the distance between the two islands (18 miles) is such that this consideration is minor. •8. INFLUENCE OF ENEMT CAPABILITIES ON SCHEME TO BE ADOPTED: a. The nearness of AMAMI 0 SHIMA to the western side of the island presents some disadvantage for plan; Charlie from suicide boats and coastal guns on AM/'MI, also from a radar protection viewpoint; however, suicide boat rarige/from AMAMI is very slightly longer to the eastern side of the island, and the distance is such that the danger from coastal guns on AM AMI 0 'SHIM '• is very slight. Small boat reinforcement from AM -MI 0 SHIMA could be slightly better detected if plan Charlie is adopted; however, the Narval Forces, advise that once .the operation starts, a tight screen will prevent any small boat reinforcement. b* Plan Able hds the•disadvantage of allowing the Jap to defend across ar narrow frorybage by holding the key terrain feature ( ) Alsfc> <, 1. this terrain feature appears to afford him numerous caves from which he is difficult to'eject. Plan Able'has the advantage of requiring our .troops to traverse only a 'short "distance1 to reach the critical terrain feature ( , and permits of cdordinated assistance by two RCT*s in its cap3) ture* Plan Baker has practically the same advantages and disadvantages as 'Plan Able,.except for the added advantage that if weather and beach Conditions permit, the bringing in of the third RCT on the south at the appropriate time.'will.result'in considerable advantage by thus striking the Jap in the rear while he is busily engaged on his main (northern) front* Plan Charlie has the advantage over "ble and Baker in that our troops are provided ample maneuver room and the Jap cannot defend on a narrow frontage. Plan Charlie has the disadvantage that the beach and approach area is dominated by line of sight observation from both terrain features 1 and 2^ there is little cover, and the route of approach to critical objectives is uphill* 9, PREFERRED SCHEME OF MANEUVER. From the above study of the Operations Map, Appendix A, plan ^b ferred scheme of maneuver with the flexibility
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into effect the subsidiary amphibious landing of the reserve RCT on the extreme southern shore if and when indicated, as provided in plan Baker. Plan ,C$krljLe s.. )uld be retained as an alternate plan merely, to be u e ^ ^ | ^ scg;u conditions or entirely new enemy dispositioBs^^Mir^t^g ^andonnient of the preferred plan. In this connection, it i^^b^D*f^tp^postpone the target date for early1 prospect of favorab-U^^Jt&em than adopt the alternate plan jj^^^M^^WJj&yjQy ^because on the target date the weather was favorable 'on tn^amfrmial plan beaches and unfavorable on the preferred beaches* . ^*$fajr 1®. MIgCEIftfiHEOUS AND CONCLUSION:. In connection with this study the use of paratroops was thoroughly considered and discarded. The use of beachjumpsr units was also considered in conference with staff representatives of the Joint Expeditionary Force Commander and their use ruled, out. The matter of deception is considered most important. Variations in the "pattern" of air and naval gunfire.preparation heretofore used for amphibious assaults has been requested of the Joint Expeditionarmy Force Commander. It is believed that deception measures should be .directed toward pointing the assault at AMAMI 0 SHIMA, including the bulk of all Naval Gunfire and Air preparations prior to the actual commencement of the preliminaries (Minesweeping and Underwater Demolitions) of the operation, and that coincidental with the commencement of these preliminaries a tight screen should be employed sufficient to prevent any reinforcement from AMAMI 0 SHIMA or other neighboring islands. The use of UDT!s is important and vital; however, for deception purposes, UDT*s should wdrk on all beaches on KIKAIGA in addition to the selected landing beaches. For planning purposes it is estimated that under the preferred plan Able, the first objective line will not be secured in less than 10 days and that the island will not be secured in less than 30 days. In conclusion, it is desired to emphasize that this is a study merely that its sole purpose is to aid the Landing Force Commander in the adoption and preparation of his detailed scheme of maneuver, and to permit advance planning considerations by the Navy and other supporting forces. Many variations to the plans presented may be desirable; additional intelligence may indicate radical changes.

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APPENDIX A - Operations Map. DISTRIBUTION; Same as Opn Order 11-45. 2-5

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TEMViTIVE OPERATIONS ORDER NO, ICEBERG Jfja - FRICTIOF TROOPS LANDING FORCE 2ND MARINE DIVISION (REINF) • 2nd Marine Div 2nd JASCO * _Co$ MP Bn 2nd .imph Trk Co Amid ;4inph Trac Bn Amph Trac Bn 2nd ^imph Trac Bn 2nd JV&r War Dog Plat 2nd prov Rckt Det VMO-2 Det A-2 f Mil Govt Det B-2, Mil Govt G-10 Disp No. 19 G-10 Disp Nb« 20 4th Sep Ldry Hat 1st .&n Co 130th NCB 2nd Plat, 1st Bomb Disp Co ?2nd cSnl Ifortar Bn M3j Gen THOMAS E WATSON ,USMC Gen 'THOMAS E WATSON, USMS

Itej'Gen THOMAS E WiTSONfI3SM3 LANDING FORCE TROOPS '.Hi & Ha Btry f 198th A4A Gp Hq. & Hq. Btry f 33rd "^U Gp 834th A*U AW Bn ( P S) *Det"t Operations Cot 713th Tk Bnf Flame Thrower 178th C,i Bn (155mm Gun) ^ . Hg & Hq. Co» _ Engr (C) Gp Engr (C) Bn Engr (C) Bn Availability Uncertain

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«* ' Clear Co * Coll Co 86th Evac Hosp _ port Surg Hosp . _ port Surg Hosp » 726th IIP Bn 148th PI Ibi 41st OB I^i Det, 310th CIO Bn JICPOA-ESIS Ba Psych Warfare Tm Hq & Hq D-t, _ Ord Ba *_ Ord Dep Co 937th HAM Co 540th Hvy Maint Co Ik _ Ord Maint Co ( / X ) . 387th Ord Mva Co Hq & Hq IXt, 185th QkfBn (M) Hq & Hq Det, 26th Qf£ Bri (M) 82nd Qf£ Dop Sup Co 4109th q$ Trk Co 4110th Qfc Trk Co 419th QJvl Trk Co , 3057th QJu Sfelv Coll Co "^_ pri¥er Tm, Car *_ Driver T'u, C&r . • -. *_ Driver Tm, Cc/.r ., 113th Radar Maint Unit Itype B 252nd Radar M^int U^it Type C .345th Radar Maint U-it Type D, GOM.../JJD, APO 458 n I^I/;KSKCE A L'JSON, A.C.

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226 -APU (Tyve j) 105th APU (Type M) o35th ; P (Type M) .U %o & Ho Co, _ Ei:j-r Cons Gp *Hq & Ho Ccf _ En-r Base Dep *. En-r Cons Bn * Ea^r Cons Bu 1329th Eiigr g^a Sv Re0t 1333rd S^.^r Go.; Sv Roirb "^_ Etif,r 3v B* * Availability Uncart a
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218th Ord Bomb Disp So. *_ Ord Bomb Disp Sc •Hii'fc Hq Det, 32nd Qjtt Bn Eq Sc Hq. Dot, _ QM Ba 4374th 'ojv: Bivry oo 129th .QJV1 Bkry Plat 3096th Qf,I Lary Co *' Q^I Salv Rep Co 3145 QJVi Sv Co _ QM Sv Co *_ ($/! Sv Co *_ $vl SV Co * Qfel Sv Co * _ Fumigation So Bath Co * Aveilability Ui^

LADING FOHCE (C^rt'ci) ISLAND GOm/J£D, /xPO c58 ( Coir _ Plat,' KOolst G H:;g do 526th QJV[ Hosp :Lc,ry Sv.c (EJ) 520th Qja Hosp t^iy S*,G (El) 521st ci-I Eosp uiy eo (Hi) Co E, -3117th 8,XK 3v 3n . 3106th Sig Sv ?;at Prov Had Gons T£r-i 4023rd Plioto /^-.gt .Tm ' 539th Si^ Cons Bvi c &'Hc D«'fc:. _ ^:-?^ Wk Bn Hq & Ho Dt-t, l5;?Sth Pert Bu _ /j.^ph Trk Co _ _.A;;iph Trk Go _ A-rph Trk Co 867th Port Go 865th Port Co 149th Port Co 114th Port Co 4th Plat, 39th S;_;ec 3v

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1. Air support for the operation will be under the control of Commander Expeditionary Force in .accordance with Air' Support Doctrine, "Amphibious Forces Pacific, and with Operational Directives, Air, Tent>h Army, 2« Continual strikes against enemy air installations in the Ryukus, Formosa and Japan are being executed by carrier and land based aircraft in preparation for the assault. No especial attention is being given to the objective in these preparatory air strikes in order not to draw the enemy?s attention to that objective, 5. Tactical Air Force Okinawa is primarily responsible for direct air support for the operation and for combat air patrol for all ships at the objective* TAF will furnish direct support, called strikes, convoy escort, photo missions, DDT spraying, propaganda drops and air delivery, commensurate with the overall tactical air situation, • 4. Commander Expeditionary Force has arranged that Escort carriers will also provide direct air support and such combat air patrol as practicable. They will assume responsibility for dawn patrol but Tactical Air Force Okinawa will furnish dusk patrol. 5, Requests by ground units ashore for air support will be made in accordance with Operational Directive, Air, Tenth Army, BUCKKBR Commanding
OFFICIAL: DUMAS AC of S,

TENTATIVE OPERATIONS Order No.. 11-45 .ICEBERG IIId-FRICTION. . ARTILLERY AMD 2JA7AL GUNFIRE SUPPORT Maps: ETJKYU RETTO 1:25,000 PQA L891-1st Edition (POA1) 1945.

Artillery. . . ' a. Attached Units. One battery of. 8" Hcnvs will be'attached for this operation. It will'mount from OKINAWA and be returned to that island upon withdrawal of the assault troops. , ' • * * b. Secondary Mission Artillery, . --. • Maximum use will be made of jjjnTks in their secondary role as field artillery* • c. - A i r Observation for Field Artillery, (1) Four (4) pilots and four (4) artillery air spotters . will mount in Brodie LST and', will separate therefrom at the target for the purpose of spotting artillery . * fire until such time as OY planes are in operation ashore* Four (4) L-*4 planes, equipped to operate from Brodie LST, will be furnished by units on Six (6) artillery air spotters will accompany squadron to target and operate therefrom in THM planes f supplementing the air spot activities of the Brodie LST planes» (3) Ti-ae, place, designation of ships, personnel and equipment for mounting will be as arranged by.commander Joint Expeditionary Force and Commander Landing Force* See OP Dir Field Artillery No. 8, Hq TENTH Army, 6 Jan 45. Ainmunition. (1) See Adm 0 No. 4* (2) The average daily rate of expenditure of field artillery ammunition will not exceed 0.5 U/F except in emergency* (2)

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a. Naval gunfire support will be as prescribed by Attack Force Conmiander. Detailed fire' support plans will be as arranged by Attack Force Commander in coordination with Commander Landing Force, . b. The following fire support ships are requested as a minimum for the §ifp$i$j>f ground troops.

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3 Gruisers Fox day on landing area: 3 OBBs ' 2 Units LSM (R)s 3 Cruisers • 2 Divs LCI (G)s. . . 6 DCs '. • 2 Divs.LCI (M)s • ' ; (3) Bombardment on SV/ coast for -Ere -Fox day and Fox day; 2 OBBs . 2 Cruisers . . 6 DDs . ' . (4) After Fox day, t o - b e maintained at all times for sup* port of ground troops: 3 OBBs pr Cruisers ; 6 DDs ' . . v c. On the assumption that. UDT operations will require three days, it is recommended that the pre Fox day bombardment begin simultaneously with the UET operations if mine sweeping at that time p^rinits. d. Recommend inclusion of . the ' f ollo'/ing in the list of naval forces: " 1 VOC squadron 1 Brodie 1ST
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OFFICIAL:

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APPENDIX A TO AHNSX 5 OPSHiiTIOKS OHDSS NO.- 11-45 ICEBERG' Hid - FRICTION ET LIST Maps: KTJMU RSTTO 1:25,000 POA LS91 1st Edition (PQAl) 1945*

Targets listed herein are based on information available to include 11 May. Information from photo coverage to Include 29 April 1945, NUMBER 1726W1 1726V1 1726V5 1626T2 1626E5 17 26K4 1626S4 16260_4 1626W5 1625D4 1525F3 1525F1 1625A4 1525J2 162511 1625G5 152512 1525£2 1525N4 1525N1 1525H4 1525N2 152512 1526X4 1425J3 1425E3 1425E2 1425P5 TYPE Gave Snpty BQvetment 6 Lt /u* (poss) 2 COY Aircraft ravetraents Trench and rifle pits 4 Cov Aircraft revetments Trench end rifle pits

2 Cam pos
Storage revetments Fortified hill

3 Cam pos
3 AA-.(Empty) Trenches and rifle pits Trenches and rifle pits Trenches and rifle pits Trenches and rifle pits 4 Lt 1^ 4 Hv AA w/comiminication trench Stick-mast or tower 3 Lt AA Cam bldgs 2 Lt .iiA 3 Lt AA . 2 MBCam bldgs (poss storage), Qsm bldgs (poss storage) 3 &®&f ! m rf^H §9 s ) o s s storage)
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TARGET NUMBER 127 453 1325R2 1325X1 120 354 1325T1 1325R1

132^/3 142403 142403 1424U1 132412 1424F3 14243*2 142414 142404 142402 142574 142403

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.8 Lt AA Searchlight Trouches and rifle pits Dump 3 DP guns 3 Lt AA • Cam aircraft revetments Cam aircraft revetr.onts 2 MO 2 Ccan aircraft revetments 4 Lt AA . . 4 DP guns
3 Caves Cam Bldgs 6 Lt AA Unidentified installation 4 Hv AA : 4 Lt Ail 2 tern pos

1425x3 1425x5 142401 142413
1424N2

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1524K5 152411 162575 162571 1625P1 152502 162504 1625.01 162574 1625771 1625R5 162504 162502
162515, 06 162514 1625,01 162513
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1425x5 1524F4 142405

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Trenches and rifle pits . Cave Caves Caves 1 Lt AA 4 MO Cave Cam bldgs Cov revetment Pillbox 10 Hv A;. (Empty) 4 Lt AA 4 DP guns 4 Lt A.1
2 MO Cave Trench and firing pits Cov revetment Cov Revetment Trench and MO 3 empty revetments Cov revetments Unidentified pos Trenches and firing pits Trenches and firing pits Trenches and firing pits i., Annex 5 Cpn 0 11-45

NUMBER 1524X1 1521^2 1524R4 1524S3 1524M4 152412 1524R4 1524Q2 1524V2 1524V4 1423212 1523A2, 1524 V4 1424S2 1424X3 1424V2 1424R3 1424S1 ' 1424S1 1424U2 1424Q,4 1323H3 1323M2 13P2I1 148202 1423W3 1522F2 1522H1, H2 1823«3 2531H1 ' 2551U1 2531VS 2551U1, W2 2531Q3 '2531U2, U3 2431T5 2.130R3 242932 2429^4, B3 2329M3, Rl 232BM-i, Nl? 2328Q.3 Trenches1- -nd riflo pits Opon. "revetoeiit'3 -Caves

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Go-v r.evet-iient Coy revatraont Cov. feve-tiiient. Trench and riflo 2 MG, trench 'and Trench and rifle Cave Com bldgs . Trench and rifle Gam. bldgs Cave pits riflo pits pits pits

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Cave Cov revetments Rifle pits and trench •Cave Trench and rifle pits 2 Caves Rifle pits ^nd trench Rifle pits and trench Rifle pits and trench Rifle pits and trench Riflo pits and trench

MG.
Poss OP Trench and rifle pits

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Mine belt ( 7 ft x 40 ft w/4 rows 8 5 of minos) Mine belt ( 4 0 ft x 15 ft w/2 10 rows of mines) • Mine bolt. (525 ft x 15 ft w/2 rows of mines) Tranches Trench and rifle pits

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Ai Annex 5 Tent Qpn 0 11-45 Continued

TARGET NUMBER 222872 2227B2 2228173 2-22702 2227C5 222703 2227P2 2227Q1-, 2227Q4 2227R2 212704 212614, Q2 212702 2128X3 2128Y3 2128Y3 2128T4 2128S2 222 8F3 2128J2 2229U3 2128E2 233003 2330N3 2330M5 233CE4

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243002 2431x3

2432K4

2331x5 2432H1
2331Y5 2330x1
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soarohlight Supply point or motor park Direction finder . 4 Lt AiV ' ' . ' • ' . " . ' Searchlight (pass) 3 Lt4U Cavos and poss pillipox Entronchniohts Searchlight raid 3 «Ui pos Strongpoint Trouch rjid-riflo pits Trench and rifle pita 3 Oov revetments 2 towers or masts Pole in center of road Trench and rifle pits Revetments U/0 Unidentified installation Trench and rifle pits Trench and rifle pits .Tre:ich and rifle pits Trench and rifle pits Trench and rifle pits Trench r.nd rifle pits M&» Trench and rifle pits Trench and rifle pits MG, Trench and rifle pits Trench and rifle pits 3 trenches and rifle pits Trench and rifle pits Trench and rifle pits Trench and rifle pits Trench and rifle pits Observation toner Trench and rifle pits Trench and rifle pits

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TENTATIVE OPERATIONS ORDER NO a 11-45 ICEBERG Illd - ITRICTION

^•* USE OF CHEMICAL AGENTS* a« Toxic or irritant gas will not be employed and -such ammunition will not be taken to the objective$ b« Smoke will be employed to the maximum by all appropriate weapons to blind enemy observation, screen own operations * mark locations for identifi cation9 and for defense against enemy actionc Where its use may interfere with operations of other units9 appropriate coordination will be arranged in advance* 2« GAS EROTEGTIVE EQUIH4ENT* a* Gas masks will be carried ashore by all individuals in assault waves* Masks may be placed in dumpsf suitably protected against deterioration and damage^ upon order of regimental or higher organization oommanders* Masks of individuals in succeeding waves and echelons may be carried individually or boxed as organizational propertyt as directed by organization commanders* b« Other prescribed gas protective and decontamination equipment and supplies will be carried as organizational property* 3o GAS ALARMS AND GAS DEFENSE « In accordance with principles in Operational Directive No* 23, 22 ]feb 45, Headquarters Tenth Army«

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ANNEX if TENTATIVE OPERATIONS ORDER NO. 11 - 45 ICEBERG Illd FRICTION CHECK LIST OF OPERATIONAL REPORTS 1. GENERAL. a. Listed below is a .check list of Operational Reports to be rendered to Headquarters Tenth Army by Comdr Landing Force. All information necessary* for completing these reports is covered under the various headings indicated in Table (see. par 2) to include documents, referred to in Reference column. .b. All reports will be rendered to Commanding General Tenth Army (Commander-Expeditionary Troops) aboard his Command ship by most expeditious means available. .• { 2. -TABLE. .Check list of Operational '.Reports.; .„,. . „ :RECEIV; FiiRIOD- ' DUE ING SEC REPORT Daily i G-l i Daily G-l 1 Daily : 2400 to 1200 .Report 2400 > Weekly WeekJG-1 j G-l • | Periodic 2400 Sun riy i Report to 2400 1200 j • • • • • ' , Sun Mon 'See jG-2' ; Combat 'See ; 1 Report • • Ref ;Ref
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TENTATIVE OPERATIONS '.CHEER " NO.* 11-45 IG^BSRG Illd - FRICTION SISKL CCIIIUHIG^TICN FL^N

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c, * Enemy » ( 1 ) - * Ene^_3ig}a3^Ins^ll£t ions • R; die otcticn located apprcxinately 1000 yc.rds couth of uVJI or tho cano distance, oouthoast of \«JI Airfield • Thero io a probrblc radrr installation about 1250 yards v;est of KuDGN-oh southoc.st coast a . b* (1) (a) CF f s^afloat: US3 CTF _2_ on ^GC _ ' TiSNTH ,uRI.:Y on'4.GC _ _ USS ^J_______' __ 2nd liuRIMS DIVISION on ^c""_ USS ___ CTO __ en 4.GC _ UBS ^ ___ ISCCi.:, ,JFC 458 on ^OCT _^_ USS __ _ ^^ _ (b) CF TENTH. 4*Ri.IY renains c:flor.t\ 2ndla*RINE DIVISION to be reported ISCCL1, 4*FC 45S to be reported* . Coraunicat ion : \ ( 2 ) <tfc Arny none. 2nd ILJIIHa DIVISION to be reported*
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CCliI..UHIC.;TIONS Uossr.go Center Cperr.tion, normal* Units ggiy operate JCC's \vhilc HG'adquartcro are aboard ship* Tino of origin for landing forces shell be It era tino* (See P^CCCII, sub par (c)(l) of par 211)* Hot or llcssonger, ncrnal* Boc.t ncssongcr service \vill bo provided by 2nd liar Div. batvjccn Division 4*GC and ^rny ^GG r.nd as desired by the Division* ^ir Ilessengor service v;ill be established between CKINjt^i* caid .KIKul when directed by CCilG^NTJiN* Report v;ill be nado to Connanding General, Tenth Ji*rny, v:hcn, cub landing strip is , available • Radio., (l) 'Radio Silence. Flan* (a) Rr.dic silence \vill be maintained by all units until lifted by CTG at approximately H-3 hours of FOX DAY* 44 listening v?ntch uill be o'stablichcd at least six hours prior to the tine of cennittal of the unit or H-6 hours cf FOX D**Y, whichever is earlier.

Radio silence v;ill J?q.^in|^.is Bsjlaii units and on all notjT x*pt t.clu^3^|;|r§n^|^^bhe opcrntion unloi|p^llffted\ on order ^%Mo Officer in Tactical . _, . ' .'. ' (2) In case of lo^cip^cifeing^ the circuit * being jannod - . continue "iB^^c wrkecU If 'necessary to avoid delays, stations will. clear traffic over other channels * Experience has -proven that trained, operators can copy solid through heavy interference^ and that the cneny quickly bocones discouraged in jrxining local circuits if, by continuing to v;ork tho circuit, v;o dcnonstratc that his jaixiing is ineffective* (3) Radio Circuits and Nets* (a) Operated afloat arc: ^rn^ Div Regt Bn Expeditionary Trcops Connand Net (CU) 2450 kc' ; ; G G^ Division CoDnand Not 2516 kcG .G G : Division Tactical 5920 kc G*** Division Corxiand Net . • (Voice) 27*8 > . I G Division Rccon Net 3635 kc G1^ Shore Party Lateral 2422. kc G G Division Logistical 28.1 nc G** RCT 2 Connand Net 2340 kc I** G G RCT 6 Connand Not 2912 kc I«# G - G RCT 8 Connand Net 2252 kc ' 1 ^ G G Division Artillery FD 31*5 . G** Division SaJ) Net ; I (.uIR) I (^IR) Division S/Jl Net I (^IR)' I (AIR) . Division S^C Net I (AIR) I (AIR) RCT 2 Conraand Net 29*6 nc . I I** G G RCT 6 Connand Net 32.0 nc I I** G G RCT 8 Comand Net 32*7 nc I .1*** G G NOTE: G - Guard* • I - Intercept. AIR - Gporc^od by CASCU* OuSCU \vill furnish copies to G-2 and G-3 of pertinent ncssages* . '* - Guarded after departure of CCHGJENTEN fron area. -K-* - Optional* ' At the direction of the CG, 2nd Marino Division* (b) Operrited ashore at Division GF: .(!•) Arny, Gcnnand Not ..(2450 kc) (2) Tho '.following division nets arc nominal* * These nets \i;ill be as prGScribed^by' OG. 2nd Ilarino Division: . %^^ Division Connand Net (2516 Division Tactical. Not Division Ccnnand Net Division Recon Net.

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Division ^rtill^ry^aand Hot (6480 kc) Division Artillery-Air Spot (4345 kc) Operated; at HCU: V Island Connand (island NC 3) Urny LICU) Bunkhcuso Islr.nd Bc.se Not do *o,r See. Rescue . • '• " 'do intrr. Islr.nd / A ir Flold Not' do Bunkhouse Air Tactical do Strike c.nd Bonbr.rdiucnt do Search raid Reconnaissance do Hr.rbor I51 (2716 kc) . ' : (Hc.vyLICU) Hcrbqr VH? (34*8 ncs) do Junp Fox (intercept only) do Tr.s'k Forco Cor.ir.icn and Fox do . Tr.sk Fcrco Ccm:ir,ndors do Visuc.1 -'bicnr.1 Str.ticn .' dc Special te.cticr.1 facilities^ (facilities established by r.£GHcic3 of. the Landing Force cind/or Garriccn Force othor than the Brso llobilo Ccni'iUnication Unit); Support Air Control (Con ASCU) - • Fighter Direction (shore based) (A\7 Squadron) Rr.dr.r Reporting ''" ; do Radar Telling _ do • Inter Fighter "" " ' 'do •Corn Section Qcrrison Boach- Party .(Garrison Beach Party) Airport Control Facilities: Control To\vor Ilobilc (^.C3) 4*irv;ays facilities:. Feint tc Feint (Eunkhouso *^X cpll.)(m*CS) Point to Feint (Bunkhousc Operational) (4u»CS) ^ir Ground (^*j*CS) Honing and Terninal uX do Standby circuit (168G - 1708 kc)do Radio .RC.HGO do ; HF D/F (2 - 10 nc) do Rrccn , do Rf con . • do Rr^.ccn do VX Intercept . . do TF m_ ^ v;ill provide radio link for THICC oquipnont f rdh 4*GC wp_^- to 2nd 'Marine Division Headquarters Ashore. ' • . For ^sn4kf^cm4r :: fcl signs, sac Tenth \\rny SCI. '
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f. tire. v^ fl) (2) Tactical installations uill be incorporated into the consolidation phase v;ire net to t'hc greatest possible extent. (3) Sec Appendix a (Line Route Lfcip)- and Appendix b (Circuit Diagram). ' g* Ilobilo Communication Unit. (Temporary .Jcint Ccrxiunication Center (JCC)* Refer Appendix c (I.ICU tiro and Radio Nets). (1) The primary duty of the 1ICU (Temporary JCC) is tc provide visual and radio communications for the Island Commander and/or senior officer present ashore* Sec par 2c (3)(c) rhove'and ^ppcndix Co (2) In addition to the abovc^ tho 11CU assisted by garrison telephone Signal .ccnnunicaticn personnel, \vill aid tactical units during tho phases of the operation by providing the following services to tho limit of their capabilitjrj (a). Ilcssagc Center, ncsscnger, radio,, telephone and . teletype service between, highest echelons ashore, fixed installations and service crganizc.ticns. (b) Visual ccmunication between highest echelons ashore and ships. h. Codes, Ciphers,-^uthcnticatcrs: Sec C3NTGCl!r\.C, PA.CC^LL (F^C 71), P^CCCLI (F-uC 70B) effective 27 Hay 45 in place of CE13TCCLTLO v;hich is rescinded that date* i* C^SCU c^id lu*F4i5CU to be operated as prescribed by Comandor Assault Forces. J* COIBAT FHCTCG?U4FHY> Ccnbat photography as directed by 2nd I.Iarinc Division. 3. a* TJ31ITH ARLY (1) Dct. Co ^, 3rd Sig Bn will: (a) Furnish 2 radio officers, 2 nossago center officers, 2 code officers^ 4-2 radio operators, 6 message center clerks, 8 code clerks, 7 teletypists, 8 riossengcrs, and '4 tube operators for operation of the JCC of the Arny f&C. Upon relief frcn ^QC this personnel trill report to its parent unit. (b) This detaclinent uill provide message center, messenger, cryptographic and radio service on ^rny AGO. Circuits enumerated in paragraph 2c v;ill be rx.nned as indicated• The Amy Signal Section Radio Officer uill bo;in charge of this dotachnont, assisted by one Arny Signal Section Code Officer. (c) This detachment TJill,embark five days prior to . sailing date* b. 2nd I.Iarine Division vdlls . . (1) Install, operate and maintaiii^Diyisloi^tactical communication facilities. ^ ^, ; :\\\
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Assist the Island S i g n s % . c c r in the c r a t i c n of

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Construct and naintain consolidrtion \virc circuits, shcvn in Appendix a (Line Route Llap) and Appendix b (Circuit Diagrcn)* ; (2) Install-and naintain v. ire circuits betv;ccn the I.1CU and the Division OP. ' additional circuits as (;• Install and mintain naintain the 1.ICU. See necessary. Install, operate and par 2c(3)(c)? (5) Install^ operate and maintain radio and \;.irc facilities for the air fields and Air Force Units. (6) ISCCM v;ill reconnoiter area for future Direction Finding Sites, bite to be so located for favorable operation vjith base line CKINAV«A9 KIKul, CHINui; not to cover JAEuH and China. Report results to Signal Officer, Tenth
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Put Base Development Plan-into operation as early as practicable.

;1 a. Signc Supply and Logistic Support. For 2nd Marine Divisions by 7th Field Depot assisted by ISCCLi OKINiVaU Issue of Signal Supplies: normal. il Jlcpair* tehclon repairs By orcanic troops. P^^c^^nair vdll be provided by 7th Field Depot

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Appendices (Distribution liL-itec) appendix a - Line Route Liar Appendix b - Circuit Jiacrc;:: Appendix c - LICIT wire and Aadio Nets.

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APPENDIX A Td;ANNEX 2
TE NATIVE OPERATIONS ORDER MO- 11-45

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Mapai RrOKYU - RETTO It 25 1 000 KUCAIGA SHIMA (PCA - REPTO 1*50,000 KBCAJGA SHIMA, (PGA 7 1 9)

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! Provisions of Logistics Plan to Op Plan 1-45 apply to this operation • except as modified by this order o
2* GENEEttiL SDHKLY SCHEME

- a» Landing Force Command $r will be responsible for the mounting out of units in assault echelon and supplies to accompany troops to target as well aa assault supplies? to be._ loaded in separate shipping* b« Normal Supply agencies in the .area in which units are mounted will furnish them their prescribed equipment and the necessary supplies * e* Initially reaupply will be by ISST aM LSM staged through d* Assault units will be accompanied by 30 d^ys Class If III and ( ) 20 days and 3 TJ/F will be combat loaded* 1 (2) Landing Force Commander will load 10 days and 2 U/3P in separate shipping to be staged -through e» Bnergency logistic support will be rendered on request tcT CcmCJenTen fron stocks on OKTMl^l or elsewhere* 3* SOEBLISSf AND EQmPMENT TO ACCOMPANY TROOPS a« < l s I supplies* !as

(1) ! c individual in the assault will carry ashore on hia &h person rations as prescribed by JLanding Force Commander • (2) STach individual in garrison shipping will carry ashore on his person one" *K* %tidf or®

0 #4t dated 20 May 1(5 (Cont (3) Units arriving af teali^ thirty days rations, yi^ "' by

Daya of rations by type* Troops Arriving Troops Arriving Type F Dfiy to F/^L. after F/.35 • ,• ~ ,.

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£* QM Ration Accea^ar:^ "" Tack (EC Component) 25 / 20 * ./. . * Authori^d only for units arriving at objective prior tc (5) Special ration items* . . . . . ( ) Hospital rations Based on normal bed capacity of a hospitals and clearing companies as follows* ' ' • ' • • • - - . . ' • . . " " • ~.i' • " " ~ . • _ • • ' - •'..'. J.% Ration -Supplement, Hospital 15 days 2/ «10 in- 1» ration " .- ;15 days

(b) Civilian ration« The Landing Force will mount with 70 j 000 civilian rations, ' . - . - . - . . Water:' ':;'' '•'••"'
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(2) The following additional; Clothing and equipment above normal summer-winter allowances shown in T/E 21 for Army troopsf and combat utility clothing for Marines will accompany units. •.....• _ . • • • • ' ' ' . . ' ' - . ' .;. • (a) Shirty knitt 'OtDt - 1 por individual, • • * (b) , Blanket, wool, Q«D, - 1 per individual,
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a. Personnel will bathe only in places and/or water which have been approved by medical officers0 b* Bare feet w.113 not be exposed to the grovindcc* Highest standards of hygiene will be required*

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3. VENEREAL DISEASED Commanding officers will initiate a vigorous venereal disease control program prior to landingf and will maintain same thereafter.

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a*" All personnel will "be ininunized against smallpox, typhoid- paratyphoid, tetanus j yellow fevert typhus, and cholera^ b» Immunisations will be effected at such time that no reimmunization will be necessary prior to F plus 90 •
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All personnel will start atabrine suppresive treatment on F minus 21 and continue same until further orders* (See TBf Tenth Army Headquarters9 "Ivfelaria Control")*
12* ACCIDENT PREVEOTION*

Commanding officers will maintain an effective program to prevent non-battle injuries within their commands.
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a* Troops will take prophylactic doses of salt when ordered by unit commanders* b* Adequate ventilation of quarters and airing (sunning) of bedding will be enforced*

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c* Where native buildings are used for military purposes, they will be sprayed with DDT for residual effect at the earliest possible date.

BUCKNER Lieutenant General
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20 May 1945
ANNEX ABLE - TO ADfflNISTPATIVE ORDER NO. 4 TO ACCOMPANY TENTATIVE TEHTH ARMY OPERATIONS ORDER 11-45 •• ' SANITARY ORDER 1. RESPONSIBILITY. Unit commanders are responsible for sanitation within their units* This responsibility cannot be delegated, 2. GENERAL. a. Fighting strength can be depleted more by disease and non-bsfctle injuries than be enemy action, •• . ; • b. It is an indisputable fact that preventive measures, applied with military discipline, can materially reduce this loss of fighting strength. e. Excessive incidence of disease within a unit is evidence of inadequate command supervision, which may be construed as failure to execute a vital function of command, : d« Commanders will publish detailed sanitary instructions in furtherance of the provisions of this-order. 3- TECHNICAL INFORMATION AND ASSI3TAI&E ; a. Unit surgeons will be called upon to furnish technical information, investigate, inspect, and make recommendations to commanding officers. b. Technical information pertaining to all aspects of field sanitation and personal hygiene may be obtained from Tenth Army Technical Bulletins and Circulars, and Service Regulations. 4* WATER. • ' •• . • . .. .

later will not be used for cooking or drlnkipg unless, by test, it has a residual of.one-(1.0) part of chlorine per million at the place of consumption (Distilled water is not exempt)** • " 5« FOOD AMD MESSES.

a. Mess gear will not be used until it can be cleaned and sterilized by approved service methods, both before and after use* : b,. Commanders are responsible that food-handlers meet the health and sanitary standards prescribed in Regulations.

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(3) Clothing for Prisoners of ffori: * (Q) Sufficient stocks of used clothing will be carried by the Landing Force to provide for minimum needs of captured enenty personnel in the interests of sanitation. The following will accompany troops i (a)r Distillation equipment to provide 2 gal/man/day* (b) Purification equipment to provide 5 gal/nan/day • Class IIIi ( ) Fuel and Lubricants (less l (a) 30 days as determined by Landing Force Commanderf based on vehicles and other fuel consuming equipment accompanying unit* (b) For units arriving prior to F/35t 5 days of *his supply will be in 5 gallon containers* (2) Fuels and Lubricants (Avn)t (a) In drums , 30 days for operation of all planes expected at KI&ilGA up to and including F/30 (to be carried by ground echelons of air units)* d* Class Vi: ( ) Ground Force si 5 CinCPOk U/F* 1 ( ) /jiti-personnelt anti-tank minesf engineer explosives and 2 other items not included in CinCPQ/j, unit of f irei As directed by the Landing Force (Tomander* ( ) Airi Units will mount with 30 days supply of aircraft 3 ammunition and bonibs* e* Miscellaneous i (1) Heavy Tentager ' "•' ' * . .

Adn 0 #4t <*td 20 May•"' ' ( ) In Assault Echelon* . a' . -

I. Medical, -Canr-and Post and cocnunicati only* (b) In Garrison Echelons,; ]L» Normal hcavjr tontr.ge for all Garrison eluding those uhich acconp^nicd the as

(2) No supplies trill bo palletized except on order Force Qcr3aander« In no ease \~ill nore than 30J be . EVACUATION a* Personnel ( ) Evacuation Policy ~ Assault* 1 (a) Military casualties requiring Hospitalizati be evacuated immediately by hospital LST to (b) Air Evacuation I. Air evacuation of casualties to OKINiUZa as practicable* ConficnTen will provide planes on call by Landing Force Cooaande: £» Patients evacuated by air \7ill be screenc qualified medical officer prior to depart (c) Civilian ' casualties will not be evacuated fro: (2) Evacuation Policy - Post Assault (a) A fifteen day evacuation policy will obtain up establishment of adequate hospital facilities (b) Air evacuation as requested of ConiGenTen. (3) Medical care of civilians

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( ) Until arrival of Military Goverx£@yt^hospitals ashore, a' troop facilities ;7ill render such minimum necessary nodical attention to civilians as v/ill not interfere with treatment of troop casualties* (b) Military Government hospitalsf upon their establishment ashore will assume the responsibility for treatment of civilian casualties. (4) Disease Control and Sanitation

facilities

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b4 J.totericlt Evacuate nateriel to OKHlU'^i -srhon nnintcnfinco is beyond locr.l capabilities * i/hcro practicable this nateriel will be repaired and returned* Ci Bxirial (1) 4*3 directed by Landing Force Com:iander« d* Salvage
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( ) E.^pty dru^3S| containerst ani refillable conpreased gas 1 cylinders shall be returned to the issuing agency by first available transportation. (2) Responsible Coixianders are enjoined to observe naxinun conservation of supplias and equipnent consistent uith the tactical situation* Captured Ifcterieli ( ) Captiired foodt clothing j and vehicles will b6 reserved for l use by Military .Government personnelf .except in emergency • Quantities and locations vrill be reported to Landing Force

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(2) Landing Force Corxiander ma.y use such weaponst equipment, and supplies ivhich crc necessary to accomplish his mission. (3) Landing Force Commander yill report to this headquarters types and quantities of cr.ptured mc.tcriel and disposition of same*

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Prisor . ( ) See Annex 1 to Operations Order 11-45 l

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a* As directed by the Landing Force Gemma nder* 6. TRANSPORT i* Emergency requests for water transportation will b
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a«^ Po^t cxc'iai^es and ships service stores will not be ashore until afiher F/^Cu b» Reports: (l) See Annex 7 to Operations Order 11-45 • * c» Currency: .. (1) Officers and enlisted men mounting in the Maria Sfcuttwsst Pacific will have in their possession of $10«>00f those .mounting elsewhere $15'«00« ( ) Not later than three days prior to landing, all 2. Gurre-acy in the poaaession of officers and enlis will be exchanged for occupation currency* d* Civilian Labor: ' ,

(1) Era-plcyinent of civilian labor is authorised under regulations aa IsCom KIKfilGA may prescribe*
8, MISCELLANEOUS

a» Landing iToree Commander will submit the following GF-4 I Reports to this headquarters:. ( ) Reports required by letter this headquarters, Subj 1 G-4 Reports, dated 8 April 1945* (2) Five Fay C?~4 Periodic Report as covered by separate atructions.

Adn 0 #4t dtd 20 May 45 (Contfd) b^ Upon aaaunption of command IsCon sibility for above reporta. •-fas

c« Landing Force Corrnndor rdl! initiate B&so Development as soon as the tactical situation pcmits*

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DISTRIBUTION: Seine as for OP Order 11-45«

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OP PRIORITY X

31 May 45

COMGENTEN CG IIPHIB CORPS CG XXIV CORPS TACTICAL AIR FORCE ISCOM ##L

CINCPOA ADV CTfiP 31 ( COMFIFTHPHIBFORCE) CTF 31 (GUNFIRE AND COVERING FORCE) CTG 32.11 (WESTERN FIRE SUPPORT GROUP) CDMPHIBSPAC THIS IS OP ORDER NO 12-45 X PA*A GDI TENTH ARMY WILL CONTINUE ATTACK TO EXPLOIT FRE3:MUG/4WS^D--PUF3UE AND DESTROY ENEMY ON SOUTHERN OKINAWA X EFFECTIVE 0106001 JUNE BOUNDARY BETWEEN CORPS AS FOLLOWS CLN PRESENT BOUNDARY TO RJ T9&9 YOKE THEN FOLLOW ROAD TO TERA 796? Q,UEEN TO IWA 79H PETER TO RJ 8160 LOVE TO SOUTH (CAST jffi 82^9 DOG CMA ALL TO XXIV CORPS XPARA CLN III PHIB CORPS WILL DRIVE SOUTHEAST TO CORPS BOUNDARY MAIN EFFORT CONVERGING WITH XXIV CORPS VICINITY HILL NORTH OF TEKA 7963 KING IN ORDER POCKET ENEMY NORTH THIS POINT X SECURE NAHA PORT AND AIRFIELD CMA AND BE PREPARED TO MOP UP REMAINDER CORPS ZONE OF ACTION X PARA CLN XXIV CORPS MAIN EFFORT WILL SEIZE CHAN 7968 TARE CONVERGING WITH II PHIB CORPS ON BOUNDARY CMA THEN DRIVE RAPIDLY WOOTHEAST TO SOUTH COAST OENAWA IN ORDER TO PREVENT ENEMY RETIRING INTO DHINEN PENINSULA CMA MAINTAIN CONTACT WITH HI PHIB CORPS CMA AND BE PREPARED TO CAPTURE AND SECURE CHINEN PENINSULA UNA BATEN-EO X PARA CLN MOP-UP OF BYPASSED ENEMY ELEMENTS IS RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH CORPS IN ITS 3NE OF ACTION AND WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED WITHOUT DELAY X OTHER DETAILS NO CHANGE X

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GOVT3 DETS TYPE ABIE BAKER CHARLIE AND DISPENSARY TYPE ABLE X SHIP TO SHORE COL5M LET 2 DET FRO COlvM KUME TO OKINAWA X PARA TACTICAL AIR IDRCE WILL PROVIDE AIR SUPPORT AS

REQUESTED BY CTF 31 MISSIONS INITIALLY UNDER OF CONTROL NAVAL ATTACK FORCE COMMANDER X IN CONJUNCTION ISCOM 3 ! ESTABLISH MAINTAIN AND OPERATE LONG 3 RANGE SEARCH AND

FIGHTER ONTROL FACTUJTIES KIME Si IMA X PARA. ISCOM 331 WILL MOUNT LANDING FORCE X WHEN LANDING FORCE COMDR REPORTS FOR DUTY ISCOM KEME RESPONSIBILITY GARRISON DEFENSE AND BASE DEVELOPMENT PASSES TO ISCOM 331 X AT EARLIEST PRACTICABLE DATE CONSISTENT TACTICAL SITUATION ISCOM 331 WILL RETURN FOLLOWING UNITS TO OKINAWA X IMFPAC RECON BN X SHORE FIRE CONTROL PARTY X TWENTY AMPHTBACS AND CREWS X TEN AMFHTANKS AND CREWS X ON ARRIVAL OKINAWA UNITS REVERT PARENT OBG X PARA FOLLOWING REPORTS TO ODMGENTEN FASTEST PRACTICABLE MEANS X TIME OF LANDING X RESISTANCE ENCOUNTERED X DAILY OPNS SUMMARTY CLOSING 1200 HOURS X SPECIAL REPORTS COVERING RECON AIR WARNING SITE X UNLOADING FACILITIES X AIRFIELD RECON AT EARLIEST PRACTICABLE TIME X DIRECT COMMUNICATION AUTHORIZED AIL AGENCIES CONCERNED X PARA LOGISTICS X ISCOM 3 ! 3 REPONISIHLE LOGISTICS SUPPORT ASSAULT AND GARRISON FORCES X CONSTRUCTION LANDING FACILITIES FOR LSM OR LARGER WILL BE INITIATED WITHOUT DELAY X REQUEST CTF 31 PROVIDE TWO LCM AND THREE LCVP ALL WITH CREWS FOE KUME BOAT POOL X ISCOM 3 ! REPLACE CRBffS 3 NOT LATER KING PLUS THIRTH X CIVIL POPULATION REMAIN ON ISLAND X MILITARY PRISONERS TO OKINAWA X

Copies tot G-l, G-2, G-4, Air, Arty, AAA, Cml, Eog, Ord, Sig, Qjn, Pm, Mil Govt

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CTF 31 CO ISCOM 331 CG TACTICAL AIR FORCE

21 JUNE 45 CG XXIV CORPS CO III PHIB CORPS CO FMFPAC FICON BN

CINCPOA ADV

THIS IS RYUKYUS FORCES AND TENTH ARMY OP ORDER 16-45 X PARA THIS COMMAND IN (INJUNCTION CTF 31 WILL CAPTURE KUME SHIMA FOR SLURPS" IliffiDIATE INSTALLATION AIR WARNING AND FIGHTER DIRECTION FACILITIES X TENTATIVE KIND DAY 25 JUNE 45 X NAVAL ATTACK FORCE AS DESIGNATED BY CTF 31 X KUME LANDING FORCE X COMMANDER MAJ JAMES L. JONES USMCR X CONSISTS OF FMFPAC RECON BN REINF X PARA AS AGREED BY CTF 31 NAVAL ATTACK FORCE WITH LANDING FORCE ATTACHED WILL MAKE ASSAULT LANDING SOUTHWEST COAST KUME X CAPTURE AND SECURE ISLAND X INITIATE MOP UP ENEMY PERSONNEL CONSTRUCTION LANDING CRAFT FACILITIES AND RECONNAISSANCE AIR WARNING AND AIRFIELD SITES X PARA LANDING FORCE WILL BEGIN LOADING 22 JUNE IN SHIPS DESIGNATED BY CTF 31 FROM AREAS DESIGNATED BY ISCOM 331 AND REPORT FOR DUTY TO CTF 31 X WHEN COMMAND PASSED FROM NAVAL ATTACK FORCE COMMANDER TO LANDING OFRCE COMMANDER LATER REPORTS TO ISCOM 331 FOR DUTY AS ISLAND COMMANDER KUME UNTIL RELIEVED X EFFECTIVE RECEIPT THIS DISPATCH FMFPAC RECON BN DETACHED ISCOM 3 ! AND DESIGNATED KUME LANDING FORCE X EFFECTIVE 3 RECEIPT THIS DISPATCH UNITS LISTED ARE DETACHED COldMANDS INDICATED AND ATTACHED FMFPAC RECON BN X FROM III FHIB CORPS ABLE CO REINF 7TH MARINE REGT X DET 8TH AMKHTRAC BN ( 32 LVT) X DET 3D PROV AMPHTANK BN (10 LVTA) X DET CORPS A3CO (SHORE FIRE CONTROL PARTY) X FROM XHV COPRS 66TH PORTABLE SURG HOSPITAL X FROM ISCOM 331 (UNIT DESIGNATION BY ISCOM 3 ! PLAT COMBAT ENG X PLAT MIL POLICE X DET GRAVES REG X MIL 3)

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