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Wed, Feb 19

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The National WWII Museum

80th Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima

The 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima commemorates the epic military campaign between U.S. Marines and the Imperial Army of Japan in early 1945.

80th Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima
80th Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima

Time & Location

Feb 19, 2025, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

About the event

U.S. Marines invaded Iwo Jima on February 19, 1945, after months of naval and air bombardment. The Japanese defenders of the island were dug into bunkers deep within the volcanic rocks. Approximately 70,000 U.S. Marines and 18,000 Japanese soldiers took part in the battle.

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