U.S. warships fire moving barrage of naval gunfire to support amphibious assault on Iwo Jima in World War II
Iwo Jima Date:1945, February 19 Duration:2 min 19 sec Sound:Yes
World War 2 invasion of Iwo Jima by U.S. amphibious forces. U.S. warships continue bombardment of Japanese fortifications on Iwo Jima, but cease temorarily, allowing U.S. air strikes. U.S. dive bombers attacking Japanese positions.The Cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA-35) is seen maneuvering close to shore. U.S. gunboats firing barrages of rockets that saturate the beach with explosions. Diagram illustrates the way heavy naval gunfire overhead is coordinated with advancing amphibious craft. Views of landing craft and battleships firing overhead in a moving barrage. Landing craft arriving at the beach.
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