Starting at 0700, the 1st Battalion, 381st Regiment attacked across the saddle between Kakazu West and Kakazu Ridge. Although dubbed the “powerhouse attack”, the offensive immediately stalled as the men came under heavy fire from Japanese positions on Kakazu Ridge and mortars from the south slopes. At 1300, the 3rd Battalion, 383rd Regiment attacked the ridge again, with the depleted 1st Battalion in support. This attack came under heavy fire from the south slope of Kakazu West, which was still in enemy hands. Their attack needed support from the 2nd Battalion on the northern slope of Kakazu West.
Attacker: American (1st and 2nd Battalion, 381st Regiment/3rd Battalion 383rd Regiment)
Defender: Japanese (14th Independent Brigade/Heavy Weapons Company, 14th Independent Brigade)
Turns: 7 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Kakazu Ridge, Okinawa 1945-04-11
Squads: A:26.5 D:18.0
AFVs: A:0 D:0
Guns: A:0 D:2 Type 1 Machine-Moved Gun x 1 Type 92 Infantry Gun x 1 Type 89 Heavy Grenade-Launcher x 2