Arlington in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Battle For Iwo Jima
The Japanese were well prepared for this battle and would defend the island to their death. The Marines had the ability to take the island but, the question was, at what cost?
The battle for Iwo Jima lasted from February 19 to March 26, 1945. Over 70,000 troops, mostly Marines, engaged over 21,000 Japanese defenders. Nearly 20,000 Marines and sailors were wounded and almost 7,000 killed during the battle. Only 1,100 Japanese troops survived. The capture of Iwo Jima produced immediate benefits to the strategic bombing campaign. By war's end, 2,400 B-29s made forced landings on the island.
Erected by The National Park Service.
Location. 38° 53.453′ N, 77° 4.252′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. History Of The U. S. Marine Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); The Flag Raisings (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Marine Corps War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Making A Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Symbol of Friendship (approx. 0.2 miles away); Let Freedom Ring (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Lest We Forget - We Stand on Your Shoulders" (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Haggerty (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
Categories. • War, World II •
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