FIGHTING ON ISLAND ENDED ON THIS DAY IN 1945

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The west Pacific volcanic island of Iwo Jima was declared secured
by the U.S. military after weeks of fiercely fighting its Japanese defenders.

The Americans began applying pressure to the Japanese defense
of Iwo Jima in February 1944, when B-24 and B-25 bombers raided
the island for 74 days straight. It was the longest pre-invasion bombardment of the war,

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Iwo Jima island today.

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