Unformatted text preview: longer route= more gasoline= less bombs. Or, we could take Iwo Jima. If you consider Japanese, they are facing a shrinking empire. They still have significant fight, but they’re losing. Their navel power is gone after Midway and battle of Philippians. Their navel force has been reduced so no longer significant. Also being pressured by US, MacArthur by South West Pacific, British pushing from India, point is they are being pressured by all sides. If Iwo Jima falls, is being threatened by B-51 Mustangs and B-29 Superfortresses. Use intensive bombing and outright enormous bombing on beaches to overwhelm the enemy. At this time, American resources are being spread around, so we do the best we can and are ready to land. The battle begins on February 19, 1945, and continue to March 26, 1945. 700 Marines died every day of the battle....
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- Fall '08
- World War II, japan, Iwo Jima, Battle of Iwo Jima