This map shows areas on Iwo Jima that main battles were fought.
The countries that took place in this battle were the U.S and Japan as the main countries.
The leaders from the U.S Commanders- Clifton B. Cates, Graves B. Erksine, Alexander Vandegrift, Holland Smith, Marc Mitscher, Lieutenant Justice M. Chambers (marines), and Vice Admiral Raymond A. Spruance (Navy).
Japanese Leaders- Lieutenant General Tadamaichi Kuribayashi (Pilot), Colonel Takeichi Nishi (commander of the 26th tank regiment).
The marines went to the land while the rest of the battle was fought by sea and air. The marines that got on land would face heavy fire from the Japanese. But the U.S mainly fought from the sea and air.
The Battle of Iwo Jima was important to the Americans that were in dire need for a base near Japan for their bomber planes. The Japanese goal was to keep the Americans from taking the island.
The battle of Iwo Jima started on February 19, 1945 to March 26, 1945.
Iwo Jima was 760 miles from Tokyo Japan. The reason of this battle to take place was the U.S needed a base close to Japan for their planes to land.
The outcome of the battle was in the last three days the island went under heavy bombardment from the U.S navy which resulted in a win for the Americans but about 7,000 American troops were killed and 17,845 Japanese were killed.
The significant to the outcome of this battle is the Americans won and where now able to use the island as a base for their planes to land at.
The Japanese leader Takeichi Nishi ended up in the World Olympics in 1932. The Japanese leader Tadamaichi Kuribayashi was reluctant to fight America because he had friends there and repected America. Went low in ranks and was disrespected. The japanese had bunkers during the battle of Iwo Jima.
Fun Fact: A great uncle of mine served in the battle of Iwo Jima. He got shot in the shoulder but survived.