Iwo Jima John Lundholm and Eric sommerfeld

  • The battle of Iwo Jima lasted from February 19th - 26th of March 1945.
  • The USA Marine Corps and the Japanese Imperial Army took place in the battle of Iwo Jima.
  • The battle of Iwo Jima was a assault on land from the sea.
  • The battle of Iwo Jima took place on a small island in the Pacific Ocean. This battle was imprinter to the US so they could continue there bombing campaigns.
  • The USA's goal was to take the island to build a air base.
  • The Japanese goal was to defend the island from a invasion.
  • The outcome of the battle of Iwo Jima was that the US marines corps eventually captured the island.
  • This battle was important to the outcome of WWII because the island was needed for the bombing campaign on Japans mainland.

Facts

  • The battle to capture the island of Iwo Jima was code named Operation Detachment.
  • The battle of Iwo Jima resulted in the death of 18,844 out of 22,060 Japanese soldiers on the island.
  • The marines suffered more than 26,000 casualties including 6,800 dead.

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