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1945
   saw the   
Battle of Iwo Jima
Feb 19-March 16, over 20,000 Japanese soldiers died; the last soldier surrendered in 1951
U.S.S. Idaho
      
Fire Support for the Battle of Iwo Jima
Commissioned March 1919 -- BB-42
Operation Detachment
   was the codename for the   
U.S. Invasion of Iwo Jima
Some of the most fierce fighting in the Pacific, launched Feb 19, 1945
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
   starred   
Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya and Tsuyoshi Ihara
IMDB:8.1/10. Director: Clint Eastwood. Won 1 Oscar and 1 Golden Globe.
Letters From Iwo Jima (2006)
   features   
Second World War, 1939 - 1945
Clint Eastwood
   directed   
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
General Holland Smith & General Tadamichi Kuribayashi
   led opposing forces at the   
Battle of Iwo Jima
Tadamichi Kuribayashi was a haiku poet, diplomat and General of the Imperial Japanese Army General Staff.
Sgt. John M. Stryker
   was played by John Wayne in   
Sands Of Iwo Jima (1949)
1945
   was the year of the   
Battle of Iwo Jima
Feb 19-March 16, over 20,000 Japanese soldiers died; the last soldier surrendered in 1951
Letters From _____
   is missing   
Iwo Jima
2006. Dir. Clint Eastwood.






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