St. Louis, MO, USA
|Forager vs. Downfall.|
|Posted on: 3/23/2019 3:34:47 PM|
|Some rough numbers. |
Saipan was 44.55 sq/miles.
Japan is 145,936 sq/miles.
US invasion cost ~13,000 casualties (3K dead).
That's 291/square mile on Saipan.
The US feared "A Saipan from one end of Japan to the other" if we had to invade.
Extrapolating from the above, that's ~3,800,000 casualties to subdue Japan if it came to that.
I think the above numbers are conservative. Wildly conservative if you also count potential Japanese casualties.