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    Iwo Jima

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    The Battle of Iwo Jima was fought during February and March of 1945, during the Pacific Campaign of World War II. As a result of the battle, the United States gained control of the island of Iwo Jima, and the airfields located there. Both sides suffered heavy losses; of the 22,000 Japanese troops stationed on the island, only 1083 survived, with the US losing a total of 6,821.