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Publication:Chicago Daily Tribune (1923-1963) - Chicago, Ill.
Date:Mar 11, 1945
 Abstract (Document Summary)

Iwo Jima was bombed for 70 consecutive days. For three days before the marines landed the American fleet subjected the island to what was described as the most intensive neutralization campaign of the Pacific war. In the first nine days of the operation ashore 105,000 tons of shells were dropped on the seven and a half square miles of Iwo by ships supporting the...


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