Nov. 8, 2020 — Why Were There so many Casualties on Iwo Jima Island in WWII? (The Mainichi)

“The U.S. military landed on the island at the end of WWII on Feb. 19, 1945. Japanese military forces fought the Americans for more than a month, but the island became occupied by the U.S. About 21,900 Japanese soldiers and 6,821 U.S. soldiers died on the island, and only around 1,000 Japanese soldiers survived.”