Military history

Battle for Iwo Jima

Battle for Iwo Jima

Iwo Jima is one of the most famous battles in World War II, and the greatest battle fought by the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II. From that battle came the most famous image of the war, the raising of the flag on Mount Suribachi. Robert Leckie, the bestselling author of Helmet for My Pillow has written an extraordinary story of one of the bloodiest battles in Marine Corps history.

Chapter 1: THE MARINES GO IN

Chapter 2: THE IMPORTANCE OF IWO

Chapter 3: THE TERRIBLE FIRST DAY

Chapter 4: THE FLAG FLIES AT SURIBACHI

Chapter 5: THE UP-ISLAND DRIVE

Chapter 6: INTO THE MEATGRINDER

Chapter 7: BREAKTHROUGH

Chapter 8: ’TILL THE LAST MAN

Order of Events in the Invasion of Iwo Jima

Note on Unit Strength

Marines who Won the Medal of Honor on Iwo Jima