By U.S. Marine Corps (USMC),U.S. Government,U.S. Military
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Sunday, four March 1945, marked the tip of the second one week of the U.S. invasion of Iwo Jima. via this element the attack components of the 3d, 4th, and fifth Marine Divisions have been exhausted, their strive against potency lowered to dangerously low degrees. The exciting sight of the yank flag being raised by way of the twenty eighth Marines on Mount Suribachi had happened 10 days past, a life-time on "Sulphur Island." The touchdown forces of the V Amphibious Corps (VAC) had already sustained 13,000 casualties, together with 3,000 useless. The "front strains" have been a jagged serration throughout Iwo's fats northern part, nonetheless in the midst of the most jap defenses. forward the going appeared all uphill opposed to a well-disciplined, infrequently seen enemy.
In the heart of the island, the 3d Marine department devices were up lots of the evening repelling a small yet decided jap counterattack which had came upon the seam among the twenty first and ninth Marines. Vicious shut wrestle had rate each side heavy casualties. The counterattack spoiled the division's arrangements for a morning develop. either regiments made marginal earnings opposed to very stiff opposition.
To the east the 4th Marine department had eventually captured Hill 382, finishing its lengthy publicity in "The Amphitheater," yet strive against potency had fallen to 50 percentage. it can drop one other 5 issues through dusk. in this day the twenty fourth Marines, supported via flame tanks, complicated a complete of a hundred yards, pausing to detonate greater than a ton of explosives opposed to enemy cave positions in that quarter. The 23d and twenty fifth Marines entered the main tough terrain but encountered, damaged floor that restricted visibility to just a couple of feet.
Along the western flank, the fifth Marine department had simply seized Nishi Ridge and Hill 362-B yesterday, ache greater than 500 casualties. It too have been up lots of the evening attractive a giant strength of infiltrators. The Sunday morning assaults lacked coordination, reflecting the division's collective exhaustion. so much rifle businesses have been at half-strength. the web achieve for the day, the department said, was once "practically nil."
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Marines in World War II Commemorative Series - Closing In: Marines in the Seizure of Iwo Jima, Mount Suribachi, Kamikaze Pilots, Marine Zippo Tanks, MacArthur and Roosevelt, V Amphibious Corps by U.S. Marine Corps (USMC),U.S. Government,U.S. Military