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**CANCELLED** Iwo Jima & Okinawa: Brutal Combat on the Doorstep of Japan

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

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There was only one thing luring American war planners to invade the tiny island of Iwo Jima in February 1945. The island of black volcanic sand was little more than a dot in the midst of the vast Pacific Ocean, but it was only 763 miles from Tokyo, and thus was an ideal spot to land crippled B-29s returning from the Japanese mainland on their way to Tinian Island. 

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