Iwo Jima

Iwo Jima ( /ˈiːwɵ ˈdʒiːmə/), officially Iō-tō (硫黄島?, : "sulfur island"), is an island of the Japanese Volcano Islands chain, which are south of the Ogasawara Islands and together with them form the Ogasawara Archipelago. The island is 650 nautical miles (750 mi; 1,200 km) south of mainland Tokyo and is administered as part of Ogasawara, one of eight villages of Tokyo (but is presently uninhabited). It is famous as the setting of the February–March 1945 Battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and the Empire of Japan during World War II. The island grew in recognition in the west when the iconic photograph Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima was taken during the battle. The U.S. occupied Iwo Jima until 1968, when it was returned to Japan.

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... a subtropical ridge, eventually turning towards the northwest in the direction of Iwo Jima ... As Soulik neared Iwo Jima, the influenced of both subtropical ridges caused the typhoon to become nearly stationary about 100 km (65 mi) south-southwest of the island ... At 0600 UTC on October 14, Soulik made its closest approach to Iwo Jima, passing within 40 km (25 mi) of the island ...
Central Field (Iwo Jima) - History
... See also Battle of Iwo Jima Located south and west of the midpoint between Tokyo and Saipan, the island of Iwo Jima was needed by the United States Army Air Forces ... United States Marines landed on Iwo Jima February 19, 1945 ... On March 25 the Battle of Iwo Jima was declared over and the island secured, although mopping up continued until July ...
South Field (Iwo Jima) - History
... became a battlefield during the Battle of Iwo Jima ... landings by American aircraft at South Field and North Field on Iwo Jima ... It was under the command of the Iwo Jima Base Command, as a satellite of the 6000th Support Wing, Tachikawa Air Base, Japan ...
Iwo Jima - Gallery
... Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima Suribachi seen from the northern end of the invasion beach Volcano crater on Mount Suribachi Invasion beach seen from the top of Mount Suribachi A ...
South Field (Iwo Jima)
... South Field was a World War II airfield on Iwo Jima in the Volcano Islands, located in the Central Pacific ... The airfield was located on the southern corner of Iwo Jima located on the Motoyama plateau, to the north of Mount Suribachi ...