Briannon Miller period 1

The battle of Iwo Jima took place on February 19, 1945 in a small island called Iwo Jima in trench welfare. The war was fought between the Allies, The U.S.S marines, and Japan. The other person was Kuribayayashi. The reason it happened because Japan invaded the Allies. The chiefs of these are, Kuribayayshi, and Admiral Chester Nimitz. The island was 4.5 long and 2.5 wide. The marines took hill number 382. There was 10 weeks of bombing in the battle. The battle ended on March 16, 1945.

The marines and Japanese all used guns and mines. 100 allies bombers attacked and bombed the island. The Japan owns the island. 30,000 United Marines came on boats and ships. The marine’s boat ship sunk. There were 20,000 defenders were involved in the battle. 1,000 Marines were captured and took as prisoners. The Japanese were all in three different assault divisions. The Marines used 6,800 tons of bombs and 22,000 naval shells. There was a volcano on that island. The Marines were the ones who put the flags up and it is known as the Flags of Our Fathers because the Marines won.

After the battle, The U.S.S. marines won but lost al lot of people. The marines lost a total of six thousand eight hundred nightly one and 18,070 wounded. After that al lot of people were recognized. The other three people lost allot of people also. The Marines won and put up two flags on that island. They were all considered a hero. Right after the war they put up flags on that island to mark their territory.

resources
www.iwojima.com
www.historylearingsite.co.uk



The Battle of Iwo Jima

By: Anjelica Cordova Per. 5
The battle of Iwo Jima was a battle fought in Japan. Iwo Jima is actually a small island about 650 miles away from Tokyo. At first, the little island wasn’t that important to the U.S., but it became the reason for war after a short period of time. On the island were three airbases. The Americans were aloud to use one, but only for emergence landings and to get fuel. Japanese use all three as their main station to land and refuel all of their recourses. The U.S. then became very fond of Iwo Jima once they knew that it was the thing that the Japanese cared about the most. America hated Japan very much so, and they wanted them to die. America was not the place that we Americans think it was. There was much hatred in America, and now we just think that it is the best and safest place to be and we don’t hate any one.

The Japanese were led by General Kuribayashi. America was led by many. Admiral Raymond A. Spruance was the operation's overall commander. Joint Expeditionary Force commander was Vice Admiral Richmond Kelly Turner. Second in command of the Joint Expeditionary Force was Rear Admiral Harry W. Hill. Lieutenant General Holland M. "Howlin' Mad" Smith was assigned as the commanding general of expeditionary troops. The 54th Amphibious Corps was commanded by Major General Harry Schmidt. Under his command fell the third Marine Division commander, Major General Graves B. Erskine; the fourth Marine Division commander, Major General Clifton B. Cates; and the fifth Marine Division commander, Major General Keller E. Rockey. All together, there were about 22,000 commanders in charge.


The brutal war was started on February 19, 1945. It ended on March 19, 1945. The battle only lasted thirty-seven days. It was an easy defeat for the U.S. The Japanese hadn’t run, nor surrendered though. Instead, they went under ground. It was nearly impossible to get them out. Now with the island captured, the Kamikazes would have to fight from Okinawa or Kyushu. The U.S. used their marines, and their air force, while Japan used most of their air force. Along with the huge defeat, there were many wounded, and dead. On day one, there were about 2,400 casualties. There were a total of about 6,890 men lost to death, and 18,070 were wounded from the American side alone.


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Iwo Jima
by: Alyssa Griffin Per. 5

Iwo Jima is a teeny tiny Pacific island – just over 4.5 miles long and 2.5 miles wide which lies at the foot of the Bonin chain of islands, south of the main Japanese island of Honshu. Iwo s the Japanese word for sulfur, and with out a doubt, the island is full of sulfur.

The battle of Iwo Jima took place on February 19, 1945 in a small island called Iwo Jima. During the Battle of Iwo Jima, the war tactic of trench war far was used. The war was fought between the Allies, The U.S.S marines, and Japanese other person was Kuribayashi. The war started when Japan invaded it’s allies The chiefs of these are, Kuribayashi, and Admiral Chester Nimitz. The marines took hill number 382. There was 10 weeks of bombing in the battle. The battle ended on March 16, 1945.

The marines and Japanese alike used guns and mines. 100 allied bombers attacked and bombed the island. The Japanese own the island. 30,000 United Marines came on boats and ships. The marine’s boat ship sunk. There were 20,000 defenders were involved in the battle. 1,000 Marines were captured and took as prisoners. The Japanese were all in three different assault divisions. The Marines used 6,800 tons of bombs and 22,000 naval shells. There was a volcano on that island. The Marines were the ones who put the flags up and it is known as the Flags of Our Fathers because the Marines won.

After the battle, The U.S.S. marines won but with a great number of casualties. The marines lost a total of six thousand eight hundred nightly one and 18,070 wounded. After that a lot of people were recognized. The Marines won and put up two flags on that island. They were all considered war heros. Right after the war they put up flags Iwo Jima island to mark their territory.


Iwo Jima was considered to have great tactical importance even though it was tiny. There were two airfields on the island. Under American control, the airfields could be used as emergency landing bases for damaged airplanes in the bombing raids. The airfields could also be used for American fighter planes to escort the bombers sicne they needed smaller run ways to take off..


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Famouse flag raising. Alyssa Griffin



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Map of Iwo Jima. Alyssa Griffin


Resources:
http://www.iwojima.com/battle/battlea.htm
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/battle_of_iwo_jima.htm
http://www.dailyreckoning.com.au/battle-iwo-jima/2006/10/30/
http://history.sandiego.edu/gen/WW2Timeline/LUTZ/iwo.html
http://chacha.com/question/when-did-the-battle-of-iwo-jima-start

Briannon miller, edited by josh matal per.4

The battle of Iwo Jima took place on February 19, 1945 ON a small island called Iwo Jima, they used trench warfare. The war was fought between the Allies, The U.S.S marines, Japan, as well as Kuribayayashi. This war took place because Japan invaded the Allies. The chiefs of these are, Kuribayayshi, and Admiral Chester Nimitz. The island was 4.5 long and 2.5 wide. The marines took hill number 382. There was 10 weeks of bombing in the battle. The battle ended on March 16, 1945.

The marines and Japanese all used guns and mines. 100 allies bombers attacked and bombed the island, also Japan owned this. 30,000 United Marines came on boats and ships. The marine’s boat ship sunk. There were 20,000 defenders were involved in the battle. 1,000 Marines were captured and took as prisoners. The Japanese were all in three different assault divisions. The Marines used 6,800 tons of bombs and 22,000 naval shells. There was a volcano on that island. The Marines were the ones who put the flags up and it is known as the Flags of Our Fathers because the Marines won.

In the end, The U.S.S. marines won but lost a lot of people. The marines lost a total of six thousand eight hundred nightly one and 18,070 wounded. Afterward many men were recognized for their bravery. The others in this war also lost a great amount of soldiers. The Marines won and put up two flags on that island. They were all considered a hero. Right after the war they put up flags on that island to mark their territory.


resources
www.iwojima.com
www.historylearingsite.co.uk

The battled of Iwo Jima occurred on February 1945 as a crucial part of world war two. The Americans wanted to take this island because of the air base the Japanese had on the other side. The Americans could use this for a plethora of things, like emergency landing for damaged planes during bombing raids, escorting for bombers.
The Japanese were aware of the islands importance and were determined to keep it.
The Americans had been bombing Iwo Jima for three days straight prior to the raid, their plan was to cut the Island in half (not literally). They succeeded in this but lost 2,400 soldiers in a single day.