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Title: The Taking of Iwo Jima | The Boys Of H Company | Timeline
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URL Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtFB0jW4wg0&t=56s
Published: Dec 5, 2019
Author: Timeline - World History Documentaries
Post Date: 2021-02-02 14:23:30 by BTP Holdings
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Views: 31
Comments: 3

At 9:00 a.m. on February 19, 1945, the soldiers of the United States Marine Corps 5th Division, H Company lowered themselves down rope cargo nets into landing crafts rocking in five-foot seas. They were less than a mile from the shore of the remote South Pacific island of Iwo Jima. H Company was made up mostly of 18 to 20 year-old boys who had been training for this day for over a year.

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#1. To: BTP Holdings (#0)

Watched all olf it. In 1950 and another war, first. day of flight crew training for B-29s we were shown film of B-229s landing and crashing on Iwo before tje island was secure.

Cynicom  posted on  2021-02-02   16:40:25 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Cynicom (#1)

In 1950 and another war, first. day of flight crew training for B-29s we were shown film of B-229s landing and crashing on Iwo before tje island was secure.

Why on earth would they atempt something like that before the island was secure? ;)

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one." Edmund Burke

BTP Holdings  posted on  2021-02-02   16:48:40 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: BTP Holdings (#2)

Why on earth would they atempt something like that before the island was secure? ;)

Ditching is nearly a sure way to die.

There is video of so many B-29s trying to land at Iwo that some had to ditch in shallow water among navy ships.

Cynicom  posted on  2021-02-02   16:57:28 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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