Battle of Iwo Jima
Part of World War II, the Pacific War
Date 19 February – 26 March 1945
Location Iwo Jima, Japan
Result Decisive American victory
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The Battle of Iwo Jima (19 February – 26 March 1945), or Operation Detachment, was a major battle in which the United States fought for and captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Empire of Japan. The U.S. invasion, charged with the mission of capturing the three airfields on Iwo Jima, resulted in some of the fiercest fighting in the Pacific War Campaign of World War II.

Battle of Iwo Jima in Joe SteeleEdit

After the war in the Pacific turned against the Japanese, the IJA was pushed back to Iwo Jima where they fought the Americans and lost.

Mike Sullivan fought on Iwo Jima where he had picked up a grease gun to replace his M-1.[1]


  1. Joe Steele, pg. 303, HC.