Assault figures Hi Kitty, You forgot the one where the Americans decided to retake an island in the Pacific. They bombed hell out of it for two weeks. When their navy closed in they laid down a blanket barrage for two days after which they dropped airborne troops inland to soften up the defenders. A boat assault was then launched with a tremendous covering fire. The island was completely retaken after two weeks at a cost of only 310 men. Japanese casualities were nil they had left three months previously.