Landing of U.S. Forces Monument
This is a monument located in Chatan Town’s Sunabe Baba Park. The 13-kilometer-long coastline between Chatan Town and Yomitan Village is where U.S. forces made their first landing on Okinawa in 1945, which marked the beginning of the Battle of Okinawa -- the only ground battle fought in Japan during World War II. This monument, along with one erected on the grounds of Tomarigusuku Park in Yomitan's Toguchi area, indicates the area of the U.S. forces' first landing. Images of a mother mourning the death of her child in a bomb shelter, powerful battle tanks and soldiers are inscribed on the monument.
- Area： Central area, Chatan Town