The Battle of Iwo Jima

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The Battle of Iwo Jima

The Battle of Iwo Jima

Key Allied Player:United States*Major General Harry Schmidt

Key Axis Player:Japan*General Tadamichi Kuribayashi

When?February 19thtoMarch 26th,1945

U.S. Casualties*6, 821 killed*19, 489 wounded**Started with 70,000 troops

Japanese Casualties*21,844 killed *200 captured**Started with 22,060 troops

Outcome *The U.S. was victorious*The U.S. gained control of the island and the Japanese airfields at that location

Importance*The U.S. obtained an emergency landing strip and a strategic base located closer to Japan. This allowed for easier U.S. victory in the war.

Works Cited *Antill, P. "Operation Detachment-The Battle for Iwo Jima February- March 1945." History of War. 6 April 2001. Web. 25 March 2013.*"Battle for Iwo Jima, 1945." Image. Web. 25 March 2013. *Harney, Will. "Battle of Iwo Jima." World War II Facts. 19 December 2012. Web. 25 March 2013.*"Iwo Jima (2002)". Youtube. Web. 25 March 2013.*"Iwo Jima: A Remembrance." Image. Web. 25 March 2013. *"Raising Iwo Jima Flag." 23 February 1945. Image. Web. 25 March 2013.


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