Iwo Jima — Pacific Paratrooper

From: “Japanese Destroyer Captain” by IJN Capt. Tameichi Hara____ After heavy preliminary bombardment, the Americans began the invasion of Iwo Jima… Not a single Japanese warship was sent to oppose this enemy landing, only 700 miles from the homeland. Meanwhile the bombing of Japanese cities by B-29 Superforts from Marianas bases continued with increasing intensity. […]

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Here is another great post from our friend Pacific Paratrooper in remembrance of the brave “Smitty” who is one of the Americans that made this country and the world free.

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