Friday, March 25, 2011
Iwo Jima 1945
Good Dogging. Marine dog handler sleeps while his dog watches on Iwo Jima.
Marines fire a 37mm Field Gun at Mt Suribachi.
Tomorrow is the official end of the battle of Iwo Jima. 20,000 Japanese troops fought to the death with only 216 captured or surrendered. Marines landed on Feb 19 and the last Japanese attack, a banzai charge at night was March 25th. 6822 Marines killed or missing. 19,217 wounded.
The last two japanese soldiers surrendered in 1951.