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Places

  • Iwo Jima
    Iwo Jima
    Iwo Jima, officially , is an island of the Japanese Volcano Islands chain, which lie south of the Ogasawara Islands and together with them form the Ogasawara Archipelago. The island is located south of mainland Tokyo and administered as part of Ogasawara, one of eight villages of Tokyo...

    , a volcanic island in Japan’s Ogasawara Islands chain, now officially called Iōtō in Japanese, that was the scene of the Battle of Iwo Jima (see below) in World War II
    World War II
    World War II, or the Second World War , was a global conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, involving most of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis...

    . Today it belongs to Tokyo
    Tokyo
    , ; officially , is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan. Tokyo is the capital of Japan, the center of the Greater Tokyo Area, and the largest metropolitan area of Japan. It is the seat of the Japanese government and the Imperial Palace, and the home of the Japanese Imperial Family...

    , Japan.
  • Iōjima, Kagoshima
    Iojima, Kagoshima
    , also known as Satsuma Iōjima and Tokara Iōjima, is an island in the Ōsumi island chain located in the northern part of the Satsunan Islands. Along with Takeshima and Kuroshima, it makes up the three-island village of Mishima, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.Iōjima is in length from east to west...

    , another volcanic island, also known as Satsuma Iōjima and located in the Satsunan Shotō, an island group south of Kyūshū
    Kyushu
    is the third largest island of Japan and most southwesterly of its four main islands. Its alternate ancient names include , , and . The historical regional name is referred to Kyushu and its surrounding islands....

    , Japan.
  • Iōjima, Nagasaki, a former town in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan.

Events

  • Battle of Iwo Jima
    Battle of Iwo Jima
    The Battle of Iwo Jima , or Operation Detachment, was a major battle in which the United States fought for and captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Empire of Japan. The U.S...

    , fought by the United States of America and the Empire of Japan in February and March 1945
    • List of Medal of Honor recipients: World War II: Iwo Jima
  • :Category:Battle of Iwo Jima
  • USMC War Memorial
    USMC War Memorial
    The Marine Corps War Memorial is a military memorial statue outside the walls of the Arlington National Cemetery and next to the Netherlands Carillon, in Arlington, Virginia, in the United States. The memorial is dedicated to all personnel of the United States Marine Corps who have died in the...

    , also known as the Iwo Jima Memorial.

Books

  • Iwo Jima: Legacy of Valor, 1986 book by Bill Ross
  • Iwo Jima: Portrait of a Battle: United States Marines at War in the Pacific, 2006 book by Eric Hammel
  • Flags Of Our Fathers, 2000 book by James Bradly and Ron Powers

Movies & other media

  • Letters from Iwo Jima
    Letters from Iwo Jima
    is a 2006 war film directed and co-produced by Clint Eastwood, and starring Ken Watanabe and Kazunari Ninomiya. The film portrays the Battle of Iwo Jima from the perspective of the Japanese soldiers and is a companion piece to Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers, which depicts the same battle from the...

    , 2006 Golden Globe- and Academy Award-winning war film directed by Clint Eastwood
    Clint Eastwood
    Clinton "Clint" Eastwood, Jr. is an American film actor, director, producer, composer and politician. Eastwood first came to prominence as a supporting cast member in the TV series Rawhide...

  • Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima
    Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima
    Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima is a historic photograph taken on February 23, 1945, by Joe Rosenthal. It depicts five United States Marines and a U.S. Navy corpsman raising the flag of the United States atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II.The photograph was extremely...

    ,
    a historic photograph taken on February 23, 1945, by Joe Rosenthal
  • Sands of Iwo Jima
    Sands of Iwo Jima
    Sands of Iwo Jima is a 1949 war film that follows a group of United States Marines from training to the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II. It stars John Wayne, John Agar, Adele Mara and Forrest Tucker. The movie was written by Harry Brown and James Edward Grant and directed by Allan Dwan...

    , 1949 war film which follows a group of Marines from training to the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II
  • To the Shores of Iwo Jima
    To the Shores of Iwo Jima
    To the Shores of Iwo Jima is a 1945 Kodachrome color short war film produced by the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps. It documents the Battle of Iwo Jima, and was the first time that American audiences saw in color the footage of the famous flag raising on Iwo Jima.-Overview:The...

    , a 1945 short war film produced by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps, documenting the Battle of Iwo Jima
  • Flags of Our Fathers (film)
    Flags of Our Fathers (film)
    is a 2006 American war film directed, co-produced and scored by Clint Eastwood and written by William Broyles, Jr. and Paul Haggis. It is based on the book of the same name written by James Bradley and Ron Powers about the Battle of Iwo Jima, the five Marines and one Navy Corpsman who were involved...

    .
    2006 American war film. It is directed by Clint Eastwood. Written by William Broyles, Jr. and Paul Haggis. It is based from the book Flags of Our Fathers

Military equipment

  • Iwo Jima class amphibious assault ship
    Iwo Jima class amphibious assault ship
    The Iwo Jima class amphibious assault ships of the United States Navy were the first amphibious assault ships designed and built as dedicated helicopter carriers, capable of operating up to 20 helicopters to carry up to 1,800 marines ashore. They were named for battles featuring the United States...

    , helicopter landing platform ships (LPH) of the United States Navy
  • :Category:Iwo Jima class amphibious assault ships
  • Iwo Jima LORAN-C transmitter
    Iwo Jima LORAN-C transmitter
    Iwo Jima LORAN-C transmitter was a LORAN-C transmitter at Iwo Jima, Japan of Grid 9970 at . Iwo Jima LORAN-C transmitter had a transmission power of 4000 kilowatts, which is more than the most powerful broadcasting stations....

    , a former LORAN-C transmitter at Iwo Jima, Japan
  • USS Iwo Jima (disambiguation)
    • USS Iwo Jima (CV-46)
      USS Iwo Jima (CV-46)
      Iwo Jima , a "long hull" , was under construction by Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Newport News, Virginia, but was canceled 12 August 1945. Her partially completed hull was scrapped.-See also:* List of aircraft carriers...

      , a Ticonderoga-class aircraft carrier, construction canceled 12 August 1945
    • USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7)
      USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7)
      USS Iwo Jima is a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship.Fabrication work for Iwo Jima began at Ingalls shipyard on 3 September 1996, and the ship's keel was laid on 12 December 1997. She was launched on 4 February 2000. USS Iwo Jima was christened by her sponsor, Mrs. Zandra Krulak, wife of General...

      , a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, launched on February 4, 2000
    • USS Iwo Jima (LPH-2)
      USS Iwo Jima (LPH-2)
      USS Iwo Jima was the lead ship of her class and type—the first ship to be designed and built from the keel up as an amphibious assault ship. She carried helicopters and a detachment of embarked Marines for use in the Navy's "vertical envelopment" concept of amphibious operations...

      , an amphibious assault ship, launched 17 September 1960