Lt. Col. Walter Killilae, General Staff Corps
Okinawa, which is about sixty-live miles long and averages about five miles in width, is roughly divided into almost equal northern and southern parts by the Ishikawa Isthmus. The northern area is generally rugged, mountainous, wooded, undeveloped, and of little military value. The southern arca, which is generally rolling, but frequently broken by deep gullies and ravines, is the developed part of the island and contains a major portion of the island's 400,000 population. As anticipated the strongest defenses of the island were in the southern area.
Published: June 1947
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