Iwo Jima Project leader: Christian Wesley PP Designer: Howard Fischoff INFO: Travis Sterling Research: Anthony Adams
This was between the United States and the Japanese Empire .
Commanders <ul><li>Lt. General Tadamichi Kuribayashi </li></ul><ul><li>Lt.Gen Holland “howlin mad” Smith USMC </li></ul><ul><li>Vice Admiral Richmond Kelly Turner. </li></ul><ul><li>Admiral Spruance </li></ul>
The Start of Iwo Jima <ul><li>It started because U.S needed a place close to Japan to land and refuel their bombers for raids on Japan. </li></ul>
The raids against Iwo Jima began in June 1944. Prior to the invasion, the 8-square-mile island would suffer the longest, most intensive shelling of any Pacific island during the war. Essex Class Carrier USS Bunker Hill F4U Corsair Navy Fighter/Bomber
The 7th Air Force, working out of the Marianas, supplied the B-24 heavy bombers for the campaign. In addition to the air assaults on Iwo, the Marines requested 10 days of pre-invasion naval bombardment B-24 Liberator B-29 Super Fortress
Due to other operational commitments and the fact that a prolonged air assault had been waged on Iwo Jima. Navy planners authorized only three days of naval bombardment. Battle Ships Of the Iowa Class BB-61 USS Iowa BB-64 USS Missouri
Unfavorable weather conditions would further hamper the effects of naval bombardment. Despite this, Turner decided to keep the invasion date as planned, and the Marines prepared for the Feb. 19 D-day.
Iwo Jima had 2 operational airfields and a massive underground tunnel system.
If the US was not able to take Iwo Jima the Army Air Corp. Would not have a close range landing strip until Okinawa. The Planting of the Second and final flag on Iwo Jima marking the victory.
Quiz <ul><li>What is general Holland Smith’s nickname? </li></ul><ul><li>When did Iwo Jima’s D-Day start? </li></ul><ul><li>What was the Reason for the Raiding and the Invasion of Iwo Jima. </li></ul><ul><li>What are the two countries participating in this battle? </li></ul><ul><li>How many Flags were placed on Iwo Jima </li></ul>