Event Summary

Amphibious landing on Iwo Jima

Date

February 17, 1945

Description

U.S. marines landed on Iwo Jima, 750 miles from Japan. A month of fighting and 20,000 American casualties before island secured.

Timeline 1

United States Naval History, 1866 - to present

Timeline 2

Maps and Navigational Charts: A Selective Timeline to 1860

Record ID

1159