World War 2 Battle of Iwo Jima

 

This page contains a collection of resources on the Battle of Iwo Jima, which took place from February 19 - March 26, 1945.

 

Iwo Jima Battle:

 

February 19 - March 26, 1945 

 

Iwo Jima Battle Resources:

 

HyperWar: Iwo Jima

The penultimate campaign of the Pacific theater, the battle for Iwo Jima was the definitive operation for the Marine Corps, putting into practice the skills of amphibious assault first contemplated in the 1920's and finely honed in the Solomons, Marshals, Marianas, and Palaus over 21/2 years of war. Iwo Jima was the bloodiest battle in the history of the Corps (more casualties than the Union army at Gettysburg), yielding, among many things, more than 1/4 of all the Medals of Honor awarded Marines during World War II and the most widely reproduced photograph of all time.

 

Iwo Jima

History Animated's recounting of the Battle of Iwo Jima with animated maps.

 

Iwo Jima

Excellent resource on the battle of Iwo Jima and the events surrounding and stemming from the famous flag raising on Mt. Suribachi.

 

Iwo Jima: February 19 - March 12, 1945

Enterprise CV-6 operated off Iwo Jima from 19 February to 9 March 1945, with near-continuous air operations.

 

Iwo Jima Memoirs

Includes a number of stories from servicemen who served on Iwo Jima -- also known as "Sulfur Island" or "the Black Pearl" to name but a few.

 

Iwo Jima Images -U.S. Naval History & Heritage Command

Historical overview and special image selection on the Iwo Jima operation of February - March 1945. The U.S. Naval History & Heritage Command is the official history program of the U.S. Department of the Navy.

 

Iwo Jima Summary - U.S. Navy Department Library

U.S. Department of the Navy summary of the Battle of Iwo Jima.

 

 

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