By Derrick Wright
One of many decisive battles of worldwide battle II (1939-1945) within the Pacific, Iwo Jima used to be defined through Lieutenant-General Holland Smith, Commander Fleet Marine Forces Pacific, as "The such a lot savage and costliest conflict within the background of the Marine Corps" - a vast fight that eclipsed all that had long gone prior to. positioned midway alongside the B-29 Superfortress path to the japanese mainland, the island was once of significant strategic value to the USA Air strength, but in addition to the japanese, 20,000 of whom have been deeply entrenched within the island. This booklet presents a definitive account of the conflict, from its origins to its hard-fought conclusion.
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Sherman tanks and "Zippos" (flamethrower tanks) pounded the blockhouse on the top of "Turkey Knob" and the "Zippos" expended over 1,000 gallons of fuel on the caves, but the Japanese simply retired to the depths of their tunnels and sat out the inferno. Meanwhile the 26th Regiment, in some of the fiercest fighting of the day, secured a 58 Utilizing an enemy installation, Navy doctors perform front line surgery somewhere in the 4th Division sector. Note the doctor with scissors in his top pocket and kneepads.
One company commander and two platoon leaders have been killed in action. While it was true we did not move from D+ll to D+17, nevertheless throughout that period of time enemy mortar fire of various calibers fell in our zone of action inflicting many casualties. On D+8, without warning a strafing and napalm strike was made behind and within our lines although our front line panels were clearly displayed. On D+ll, a TBF (Avenger Torpedo Bomber) accidentally dropped a lone bomb behind our lines.
Here a Marine stands guard over a Japanese coastal artillery piece. " The 1st Battalion of the 25th Regiment made pre-dawn infiltrations but were driven back by mortar shells raining down from the heights above. Sherman tanks and "Zippos" (flamethrower tanks) pounded the blockhouse on the top of "Turkey Knob" and the "Zippos" expended over 1,000 gallons of fuel on the caves, but the Japanese simply retired to the depths of their tunnels and sat out the inferno. Meanwhile the 26th Regiment, in some of the fiercest fighting of the day, secured a 58 Utilizing an enemy installation, Navy doctors perform front line surgery somewhere in the 4th Division sector.
Iwo Jima 1945: The Marines raise the flag on Mount Suribachi (Campaign, Volume 81) by Derrick Wright