Iwo Jima

The invasion of Iwo Jima began on 2/19/1945 and continued to 3/27/1945. The battle was a major initiative of the Pacific Campaign or WW II. The mission was to capture the airfields on the island. 

The battle was marked by some of the fiercest fighting of the war. It was the first attack on the Japanese home islands and the Imperial soldiers fought back fiercely. 

The iconic photograph by Joe Rosenthal won the Pulitzer Prize for photography. 

My Dad was a captain of the US Army and he told stories until his dying day. He was part of the occupation of Japan and I remember him and all the brave soldiers who fought for our freedom. 

Map showing the location of Iwo Jima: 


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12 responses to “Iwo Jima”

  1. Sharon Mann says :

    Thank you for the tribute, my father was a ground soldier on Iwo Jima. He was wounded, and it saved his life. My father never got over his experience and told us countless stories of what he endured as well.

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  2. Teresa Robeson says :

    My gratitude to your father and all those who fought in WWII. My FIL (19 then) had just finished training and was about to be deployed when the war ended. My mom (8 at the time) was fleeing and hiding from the Japanese occupation in China and to her dying day, she was always grateful to those who fought to save her and her family.

    Love your interpretation of the iconic photo.


  3. memadtwo says :

    Your drawing is such a beautiful, direct, and simple rendering of the event.


  4. memadtwo says :

    Thanks Kerfe.


  5. artandmoondreams says :

    A beautiful tribute.


  6. Jodi says :

    Thankful for your father ☺️


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