The Battle of Iwo Jima

The first major assult on Japan By Tanner Chokota

Iwo Jima was the one of the most important assults on Japan ever since the president declared war after Pearl Harbor.

The battle took place just (750 miles) south of Tokyo on a small island called Iwo Jima, it was used for strategic importance. and became the site of a bitter battle between the Americans and the Japanese. The island was used to detect US bombers before the were able to drop their bombs. The assult was lead by Lt. Gen. Holland M. "Howling mad" Smith. The battle lasted for 36 days.

Battle of Iwo Jima

Monday, March 17th 194 at 9am to Saturday, March 17th 1945 at 9pm

Iwo Jima, Ogasawara, Tokyo, Japan

Ogasawara, Tokyo

Marines 1st touched down and one day after they touched down they captured the beach head. Then they began the main assult on the mountain.

Iwo Jima's History as a military strategic base

Iwo Jima was used for recon and radar purposes in order to see incoming bombers and fighters. It also was used to send transmissions to and from Japan.

The main strategy used for the battle

One main strategy was to wait until the Japanese popped up out of fox holes and then the would throw grenades into the fox hole and close that entrance.

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Outcome and long lasting effect of the battle

The outcome was that America won the battle, and the long lasting effect of the battle was that the 2 bombers that had the Atomic Bombs that ended the war.