invasion of Iwo


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Noun1.invasion of Iwo - a bloody and prolonged operation on the island of Iwo Jima in which American marines landed and defeated Japanese defenders (February and March 1945)invasion of Iwo - a bloody and prolonged operation on the island of Iwo Jima in which American marines landed and defeated Japanese defenders (February and March 1945)
Second World War, World War 2, World War II - a war between the Allies (Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, USSR, Yugoslavia) and the Axis (Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Rumania, Slovakia, Thailand) from 1939 to 1945
Pacific, Pacific Ocean - the largest ocean in the world
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Designated Operation Detachment, the American invasion of Iwo Jima aimed to capture the island and its Japanese-controlled airfields to provide a staging area for attacks on the Japanese main islands.
The carrier was supporting the Saratoga (CV-3) strike group, providing aerial combat and bombing support during the invasion of Iwo Jima.
In World War II, Williams served as a Navy Seabee (Construction Battalion) officer and participated in the invasion of Iwo Jima.
The focus will be on the Montford Point Marines and their part in the invasion of Iwo Jima.