To: Focault's Pendulum
The pre planning for the invasion of Japan estimated 20,000 US casualties.
Since there were more casualties than that in some of the invasions of outlying Japanese Islands, I don't think this can be correct.
I think the 20,000 were projections of the first day casualties based on our previous amphibious landings.
posted on 10/11/2009 11:21:37 AM PDT
by Hillarys Gate Cult
(The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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