1. Iwo Jima was the beginning of actual Japanese terrritory. 2. The mission of the defenders on Iwo Jima, was to buy time with their lives, so that the Homeland (Fatherland/Motherland) would have more time to prepare their defences. 3. If the US/Allied casualties were high enough, reconsideration on the part of the US/Allies might alter any invasion plans for the Homeland. (Which did occur during the Okinawa invasion, which came after Iwo Jima).
The Japanese took several months to prepare for the fight at Iwo Jima. They knew they couldn't win but were hoping to keep down the causalities.
about 20,000 Japanese soldiers were killed in the battle of iwo jima.
I heard that it was only 1033 Japanese survived at iwo jima out of 22,000
Iwo Jima is Japanese for Sulfur Island
Iwo Jima is a Japanese island
450 ships were at Iwo Jima (both US and Japanese).
"Is there a picture of or article on the last Japanese soldier to surrender on Iwo Jima?"
they fought in Iwo Jima, Okinawa and Midway Island
Iwo Jima and Okinawa were captured in early 1945.
It Was Japanese Or Axis
About 60,000 soldiers were fighting in the battle of Iwo Jima . 60,000 soldiers is the total of how many Japanese and U.S. soldiers fought
Approximately 880 boats were used during the battle for Iwo Jima.
Americans and Japanese
The Japanese vs the Americans
There were about 22,000 Japanese troops defending Iwo Jima having living quarters 30-50 ft. underground
It is the original (and reverted) name of Iwo Jima island. Just like "jima," "tou" means "island."
the us role in the battle of iwo jima was to invade it defeat the Japanese and take it over
If we were in control of Iwo Jima, we would be in a better position to fight Japan, the halfway point.
The Japanese impressed Americans with their resolve to fight to the last man even when defeat was certain.
70,000 US servicemen and 22,000 Japanese soldiers fought on Iwo Jima. All the Japanese died and 26,000 Marines died.
Jima' is a word in the Japanese language. It means 'island' and occurs in place names, such as Iwo Jima.
The leaders during the Battle for Iwo Jima was US Marine General Holland M. Smith who was the commander of US land forces and Japanese General Tadamichi Kuribayashiwas in charge of Japanese defensive forces on the Pacific island of Iwo Jima .