• Feb 27, 2020
  • 9:49 PM

February 19th Marks the 75th Anniversary Iwo Jima


This month marks the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima as three U.S. Marine division were assigned the task of taking the island! That assault began on February 19, 1945. The National Museum of the Marine Corps has a wonderful article remembering the event here: https://www.usmcmuseum.com/battle-of-iwo-jima.html

Another excellent article recalls the thoughts of survivor Delbert Littrell. He expected the invasion would be a “stroll in the park” after what his Marine artillery unit had endured in fighting Japan in WWII. Continue to story here: https://mailtribune.com/archive/-nothing-was-as-bad-as-iwo-jima-

The Naval History and Heritage at Navy.mil recalls how the amphibious tractors approached the island on that day.  That story picks up here: https://www.history.navy.mil/research/library/online-reading-room/title-list-alphabetically/b/battle-for-iwo-jima.html