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Iwo Jima and Okinawa were captured in early 1945.

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Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan, Guam, Okinawa, Tinian, Iwo Jima


Why did the allies want to conquer the islands of Iwo Jima and okinawa?

They were within flying distance of the Japanese islands for B29s (heavy bombers)


Where did the US attack the Japanese?

Guadal Canal, Guam, Midway, The Mariannas Islands, The US Soloman Islands, Alaska, Iwo Jima, The Phillipines, Okinawa.


Why did the Allies want to conquer the islands of lwo Jima and Okinawa?

Because the Japanese hookers we're becoming over powering



Why did the US capture the Japanese Islands of Iwo Jima and Okinawa?

The US Army Air Corps needed emergency landing strips on Iwo Jima for the B-29s that were bombarding Japan, so they would not have to ditch in the ocean on the way back to their bases in the Marianas. Okinawa cut off Japan from its maritime shipping lanes, essentially cementing the blockade. Okinawa was to serve as a staging area for the planned invasion of the Japanese Mainland.


What did the Iwo Jima and Okinawa battles do?

These battles were very important to the U.S victory over Japan. BOth Iwo Jima and Okinawa where islands that held massive naval bases and airbases and severd as massive supply links to other Japanese islands. So when the U.S took them, it cut supply lanes to other unimportant, and important Japanese held islands.


Why did the US want to capture the islands of Iwo Jima and Okinawa?

Iwo Jima and Okinawa needed to be captured to allow the American forces to invade Japan, but for different tactical reasons: Iwo Jima was necessary because it had an airfield the Air Force needed that allowed any B-29's a place to land after being damaged when boming Japan. From the capture of Iwo in March 1945 to the Japanese surrender, some 22,000 airmen in damaged planes landed on Iwo Jima- with the first B-29's landing while the Marine and Japanese were still fighting. Okinawa possibly could have been by-passed, but it held 100,000+ Japanese soldiers, airfields, and if America had needed to invade Japan, Okinawa would have served as a staging area, so it had to be cleared of Japanese troops.


How did the costly capture of iwo jima and okinawa hasten the end of the pacific war?

Te costly capture of Iwo Jima and Okinawa did hasten the end of the Pacific War as the factions were forced to holding peace talks.


Why was it critical for the allies to take the Japanese held islands of Iowa jima and okinawa?

the island were critical as bases from which allied bomber could reach japan


-what was significant about Americas capture of the marianna islands Guam saipan tinian -how did the costly capture of iwo jima and okinawa hasten the end of the pacific war?

The significant thing about Americas capture of the Marianna islands Guam Saipan Tinian helped them get raw materials for their industries.



Who was involved in the battle of Iwo Jima and Okinawa?

Americans and Japanese for both battles


Why were the two battles of Iwo Jima And Okinawa important?

those locations were important to the Japanese, so when the US took those islands, it was a turning point in the war


Why were the islands of Iwo Jima and okinawa important to the Japanese?

They were regarded as the home islands and were closer to mainland Japan and this would give Japan's enemies an easier and shorter means of attacking Japan by aerial bombing .


What is the distance from okinawa to iwo jima?

Iwo Jima is 855 miles East of Okinawa


Battle of iwo jima and okinawa?

The Battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa were both two very essential battles for the Americans in the Pacific theatre of WWII, in which we reclaimed land from the Japanese. America won both of them.


What was Japan's home front during World War 2?

Besides the Japanese Islands themselves, the islands of Iwo Jima and Okinawa were considered the home front. There is a link to a site describing the Home Front in the related links.


Who won at Iwo-Jima and Okinawa?

The allied powers won the battle of Iwo Jima andOkinawa.


What was the importance of conquering Iwo Jima and Okinawa?

Because we could. actually we attacked Iwo Jima for the air bases and Okinawa because it was part of the Japanese homeland. This put us close enough to use the atomic bomb, and we did.


Why was Iwo Jima was the bloodest battle fought on Japanese soil?

It wasn't. Okinawa was. Okinawa was, and is, considered to be a part of the Tokyo Prefecture, even though the island of Okinawa is hundreds of miles from the southernmost point of the Home Islands. Iwo Jima and the Bonin Islands were also considered part of the "homeland" though they were even farther away from the Home Islands. These were the only two battle fought on "Japanese soil" during the war, unless you count the Soviet occupation of Sakhalin Island in the week following the atomic attacks. Okinawa is much larger than Iwo Jima, and was the only battleground in the Pacific outside the Philippines large enough that the US was able to find room to deploy an entire field army. Iwo Jima was a fierce and brutal campaign involving three divisions of US Marines and around 20,000 Japanese "Special Naval Landing Troops" - basically Japanese Marines. On Okinawa there were tens of thousands more Japanese defenders, and the island was close enough to the Home Islands that for the fist time waves of Kamikaze suicide aircraft were able to fly on the one-way trip to the battle. Okinawa was the prewar site of the Japanese artillery school, and the Japanese cannoneers had every inch registered. The other three divisions of Marines in the Pacific were on Okinawa, along with four US Army divisions. There were places on Okinawa, such as Sugar Loaf Hill, where the life expectancy of American riflemen could be measured in seconds.


Where did America fight Japanese in World war ll?

they fought in Iwo Jima, Okinawa and Midway Island


The japanese impressed americans at Iwo Jima and okinawa primarily with?

The Japanese impressed Americans with their resolve to fight to the last man even when defeat was certain.


Why was bombing Iwo-Jima and Okinawa important?

The bombing of Iwo-Jima and Okinawa was important cause it forced Germany to surrender.


How did the expriences of Iwo Jima and Okinawa affect the Allied decision to drop the atomic bomb?

The Japanese put up a fierce fight to keep those two, small islands. Neither were short or easy battles. They showed the US a sample of the resolve the Japanese would have if their main islands were invaded. The hell at Iwo Jima and Okinawa caused the projected casualty rate to excede half a million at the least. That shocking possible loss pushed Truman towards using the bomb and sparing all those American lives.


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