Date of Award
Campus Access Thesis
Master of Arts (MA)
Vincent J. Cannato
America's Operation Olympic strategy is examined in context of the geo-political and military situation in the Pacific War during 1945. Three major questions are addressed. 1) Would Japan surrender before the November 1st, 1945 scheduled invasion? 2) Did soviet relations influence the invasion strategy? 3) What were the casualty estimates for the invasion? Through the analysis of intelligence reports, memorandums, and diary entries, and in conjunction with secondary source materials, it will be demonstrated that both diplomatic and military objectives dictated the invasion strategy.
Favara, John Joseph, "Diplomatic and Military Objectives and Their Impact on Operation Olympic: The Invasion of Kyushu, Japan, November 1st, 1945" (2011). Graduate Masters Theses. 77.