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Naha


Photograph of Marines entering Naha

U.S. Marine Corps. Via ibiblio.org

Naha (127.669E 26.218N) is the principal port of Okinawa, with a population of 60,000 persons, but  the harbor was cramped and had only limited facilities. There was a small naval air station on the nearby Motobu Peninsula.

Naha was briefly an American coaling station after a visit by Commodore Matthew C. Perry in 1853, during which he compelled the regent to sign a treaty granting friendly treatment to American ships. The city again came under American control on 24 May 1945 during the battle for Okinawa. The port was cleared of wrecks sufficiently to be opened for LCTs on 7 June 1945.

Railroad connections

Kadena


References

Appleman et al. (1947; accessed 2011-4-1)

Gilbert (2001)

Morison (1959)

Rottman (2002)



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