U.S. Marines and amphibious landings on Iwo Jima in World War II.
Iwo Jima Date:1945, February 23 Duration:1 min 23 sec Sound:NO SOUND
(Opening slate identifies D+4, and then a corrected slate says D+5.) U.S. marines amphibious landing activities on Iwo Jima during World War 2. Marines silhouetted against bright sky, while standing inside a Landing Ship Tank (LST) as the front ramp is lowered. An M4A3 Sherman medium tank, equipped with raised exhaust and air intakes (a wading tank), is exiting the ship. Scene shifts to views from onshore, of Landing Ships Tank (LSTs) 477 and 808, beached, on the sand. A Landing Craft Tank (LCT-124) is on the deck of LST 808. Several M4A3 wading tanks of the 3rd Marine Tank Battalion are seen leaving LST 477. Exhaust fumes are visible from their raised ducts. Third Marine Division infantry, on the deck of LST 477, watch the tanks offloading. (Note, regarding the date. Accordng to the Navy Department Library, the 3rd Marine Division joined the Iwo Jima fighting on the fifth day of the battle. So the unloading operations, from LSTs, 477 and 808, seen in this film, could be taking place on D+4 or D+5.)
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