|Arthur Reynolds helping Bert Rutan. More US Marines earned the Medal of Honor on Iwo Jima than in any other battle in US History.
In 36 days of fighting there were 25,851 US casualties (1 in 3 were killed or wounded).
Of these, 6,825 American boys were killed. Virtually all 22,000 Japanese perished.
|“Angels in the Air” Ensign Gwendolyn Jensen, a Navy flight nurse, caring for a seriously wounded Marine on an Iwo Jima airstrip. The nurse’s plane landed under intense mortar fire. Jensen was one of many nurses who braved enemy fire to evacuate wounded Marines.|
|The Marines’ effort provided a vital link in the U.S.chain of bomber bases. By war’s end, 2,400 B-29 bombers carrying 27,000 crewman had made emergency landings on Iwo Jima.|