The Battle of Iwo Jima
The "Pacific Theatre"
The battle of Iwo Jima
Monday, Feb. 19th 1945 at 7:15am to Monday, March 26th 1945 at 11pm
Iwo Jima, Ogasawara, Tokyo, Japan
Gun fires against the cave in which the Japanese were hiding.
Wounded soldiers, dead soldiers, fighting for our country soldiers.
Iwo Jima phonebooth.
70,000 Americans fought, about 6,000 were killed and about 19,000 were wounded.
22,060 Japanese fought, about 18,000 died from suicide or fighting.
Tadamichi Kuribayashi was a General for the Imperial Japanese Army, he was also the overall commander of the Japanese garrison during the battle.
Holland Smith was a commanding General of headed Task Force 56 during Iwo Jima. He was sometimes called the father of modern U.S amphibious warfare.
What strategies and weapons were used?
The Japanese had miles of tunnels underground where they hid and attacked the Americans from.