On May 25, 1945, while American and Japanese forces on Okinawa were locked in bitter struggle, the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff sent out plans for an amphibious invasion which would subjugate Japan. Operation Olympic” was to seize Kyushu, while Operation Coronet” was to strike directly against the Tokyo area.
Westheimer’s meticulously researched novel about this plan startled readers in the 1970s.
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DAVID WESTHEIMER authored fifteen novels and a non-fiction World War II POW memoir. A retired Lieutenant Colonel, recipient of an Air Medal and Distinguished Flying Cross, he was a graduate of Rice Institute. He lived with wife Dody in Los Angeles.
The author of My Sweet Charlie envisions the invasion of Japan that might have occured had the atomic bomb not been used in 1945; includes 11 b&w photos.
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