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mar 26, 1945 - Battle of Iwo Jima

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American capture of the volcanic island Iwo Jima. The Japanese had created tunnels and strongholds underground on the island, leaving American Marines to bomb and use grenades to clear out the Japanese, who fought fiercely and lost many. This was a significant defeat for Japan and a great win for the US.

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mar 26, 1945
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~ 73 years ago

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