This is a scene from the Battle of Iwo Jima that lasted from February 19, 1945-March 26, 1945 www.michaelbakerdesign.com Welcome michaelbakerdesign.com - Hostmonster.com
Map of American landing zones and Japanese defense sectors. www.pinterest.com Map of the island of Iwo Jima, showing the American Landing Zones and the Japanese Defence Sectors. This Day in History: Feb 19, 1945: Marines invade Iwo Jima dingeengoete.blog...
The Battle of Iwo Jima (also know as Operation Detachment) was where the US Armed Forces fought and captured Iwo Jima from the Japanese. The US had the goal of capturing the whole island including three airfields (which included South Field and Central Field). This would help in providing a staging area for attacks on the Japanese main islands. Lasting only five weeks, this battle was considered to be the fiercest and bloodiest fight in the War in the Pacific of World War II. en.wikipedia.org Battle of Iwo Jima - Wikipedia
The iconic picture of soldiers raising the US flag was taken by Joe Rosenthal. The flag was raised on top of the 545 feet Mount Suribachi by five US Marines and one US Navy battlefield Hospital Corpsman. The photograph records the second flag raising on the mountain which both took place on the fifth day of the five week battle. This photograph promptly became an icon of the Battle of Iwo Jima and has been widely reproduced. en.wikipedia.org Battle of Iwo Jima - Wikipedia
One of the generals in the Imperial Japanese Army, Tadamichi Kuribayashi was best known for being in command for the Japanese garrison during the battle of Iwo Jima. He was born on July 7, 1891 and died on March 26, 1945 at the age of 53 on Iwo Jima, Japan. upload.wikimedia.org
These are the tunnel paths on the island Iwo Jima. The dotted lines indicate the underground Japanese tunnel system. This is one out of five sketches prepared by the 31st US Naval Construction Battalion. upload.wikimedia.org
Both the US and the Japanese lost many men in the battle. Out of the 70,000 US Marines, US Navy corpsmen, and US Army Air Forces, 6821 were killed, 2 captured but recovered, and 19217 were wounded. For Japan, out of 22060 soldiers, 18844 were killed, 216 were captured, and 3000 were hiding. en.wikipedia.org Battle of Iwo Jima - Wikipedia
The main effect of the Battle of Iwo Jima was to provide air force to both Japan and the US. Japan knew that the island was important and they were determined to keep Iwo Jima. After the US took over the island, they had much more air control. The US wanted to convince the planners who developed Little Boy to use the bomb to convince Japan to surrender. This resulted in even higher US casualty rates. Little Boy would be dropped on Hiroshima and many more Japanese citizens would die. www.historylearningsite.co.uk The Battle of Iwo Jima took place in February 1945. The capture of Iwo Jima was part of a three-point plan the Americans had for winning the war in the Far East. By 1944, America and her allies in the Pacific War had the ascendancy. In the west, the Japanese were being turned back in …
The Japanese were determined to keep Iwo Jima. Even when the majority of their soldiers were either captured or killed in action, as many as 3000 soldiers continued to resist. Although there were sever casualties on both sides, the Japanese defeat was assured from the start. The Americans had overwhelming superiority in arms and numbers as long as complete control of air power. Under no circumstance were the Americans going to lose. en.wikipedia.org Battle of Iwo Jima - Wikipedia
The reason why The Battle of Iwo Jima was so important in World War II was because there were two airfields on the island that were under Japan's control. They could be used by Japanese fighter planes to attack American bombers on their flight to Japan which could result in great loss for the Americans. Under American control, the airfields could be used as emergency landing bases for airplanes that were damaged by bombing raids. They could also be used for the American fighter planes to escort the bombers as they needed smaller runways for take-off. This gave both Japan and the US a boost on who would win the war. www.historylearningsite.co.uk The Battle of Iwo Jima took place in February 1945. The capture of Iwo Jima was part of a three-point plan the Americans had for winning the war in the Far East. By 1944, America and her allies in the Pacific War had the ascendancy. In the west, the Japanese were being turned back in …