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FEBRUARY 19th 1945
US Forces Land On Iwo Jima

Marines of the 5th Division inch their way up a slope on Red Beach No. 1 toward Surbachi Yama

US forces landed on Iwo Jima, 750 miles south of Tokyo. The landings were heavily opposed by the Japanese, who fought to the death. Nevertheless, the US marines overwhelmed the defenders in a very hard fought battle that lasted for almost 30days. It was one of the most bloody battles of the war.