10 Interesting Facts about Iwo Jima

Do you know about the Iwo Jima? What is the battle of Iwo Jima? Facts about Iwo Jima will inform you about the first major battle of World War II. The battle is between United States and Japan which is Japanese became a homeland of it. The United States needed a strategic location for fighter planes and bombers. That’s why they chose Iwo Jima as a place. The other facts about Iwo Jima will be explained below.

Facts about Iwo Jima 1: Iwo Jima

Iwo Jima is a small island which means sulfur island. It is also uninhabited island which is located 650-750 miles south of Tokyo, Japan. There is Mount Suribachi at there, southern of the island.

Facts about Iwo Jima 2: The six marines

Who raised the flag on Iwo Jima island? Harlon Block, Michael Strank, Ira Hayes, Franklin Sousley, Rene Gagnon, and Navy Corpsman John
Bradley are six marines who raised the Iwo Jima flag. The flag was placed on top of Mount Suribachi.
Unfortunately, Harlon Block, Michael Strank, and Franklin Sousley were killed before the battle for Iwo Jima was over. Whereas Ira Hayes, Rene Gagnon, and Navy Corpsman John Bradley became famous celebrities in the US.

The six marines who raised the flag on Iwo Jima island

The six marines who raised the flag on Iwo Jima island

Facts about Iwo Jima 3: The first flag

Everybody thought that US Flag was the first flag which was raised on Iwo Jima. However, that’s wrong. There was smaller flag pole which had been put there previously.

Facts about Iwo Jima 4: Franklin Roosevelt

Franklin Roosevelt was
the American president who served as president from 1933 until 1945.
During his presidency, the Battle of Iwo Jima was the important event.

Facts about Iwo Jima 5: The United States

Who won the battle of Iwo Jima?
The winner of the battle of Iwo Jima was the United States. On March 16, 1945, they secured the island from the Japanese.

Facts about Iwo Jima 6: The location of Iwo Jima Memorial

The Iwo Jima Memorial statue is located at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia. It was dedicated to all the marine who died in the war.
The Iwo Jima Memorial statue was made based on the famous photo by Joe Rosenthal.

Facts about Iwo Jima 7: The Medal

There were 27 soldiers who awarded the Medal of Honor by the US government due to they braved during the battle.

Facts about Iwo Jima 8: The soldiers

Japanase had more soldiers who died on Iwo Jimo than US. Approximately, there were 17,784 soldiers died in the battle. Whereas US had many soldiers were wounded in the war.

The soldiers who died in the Iwo Jima

The soldiers who died in the Iwo Jima

Facts about Iwo Jima 9: When was the battle?

The battle of Iwo Jima was started on
February 19, 1945, when the US Marines first landed on the island. The US thought that the attack would take a week, but they were wrong. Unfortunately, the attack took over a month for the US mastered the Japanese island.

Facts about Iwo Jima 10: The Iwo Jima Memorial

There are two inscriptions of Iwo Jima memorial in the front and rear. “Uncommon Valor Was A Common Virtue” – “Semper Fidelis” is located in the front, whereas “In Honor And Memory Of The Men Of The United States Marine Corps Who Have Given Their Lives To Their Country Since 10 November 1775” is located in the rear. The sentences were inscribed in gold letters.

The Iwo Jima Memorial

The Iwo Jima Memorial

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