How long was the US at war with Japan?
Most Americans were of the opinion that the war would last for well over a year. Only 3 percent believed the war would be over in nine months. In fact, the war was over in nine months, and the cost was some of the most horrific casualties of World War II.
What did the Japanese think of American soldiers?
In nearly every battle the Japanese fought against us they fought under terrible conditions and showed extreme bravery in the face of certain death. They were the most ferocious soldiers of their time. Because of that, I think they considered Americans somewhat cowardly because we would rather surrender than die.
How many Japanese did America kill?
The Americans bore over 49,000 casualties including 12,520 killed. General Buckner was killed in action on June 18, just days before the battle ended. Japanese losses were even greater—about 110,000 Japanese soldiers lost their lives. It’s estimated between 40,000 and 150,000 Okinawa citizens were also killed.
How many Japanese died in World War II?
Total deaths by countryCountryTotal population 1/1/1939Total deathsJapan500,000 to 3,100,000Korea (Japanese colony)3,000 to 533,000Latvia (within 1939 borders)1,000Lithuania (within 1939 borders)2,00056
How many people died in ww2 USA?
US Military Casualties in World War IIBranchKilledWoundedNavy778Marines207Coast Guard1,917UnknownTOTAL2781 more row
Did the Japanese eat POWS?
JAPANESE troops practised cannibalism on enemy soldiers and civilians in the last war, sometimes cutting flesh from living captives, according to documents discovered by a Japanese academic in Australia.