AS IT HAPPENED: seventy-three years after the landing on Iwo Jima we listen to reports and audio from February 19, 1945
Seventy-three years ago today Marines and Sailors went ashore on the island of Iwo Jima, the audio record is incredible from reporters observing from battleships, to reporters embedded with Marine infantry units in the landing to USMC Combat Correspondents filing reports from the battlefield.
Most unique in the audio you’ll hear is audio from A Company, 4th Tank Battalion as they fight ashore, engaging the Japanese and as they seek a way off the beach in order to support the infantry assault on Air Field #1.
You’ll also hear network audio as the major networks broke into “regular programming” to update the American public on progress on an island they had never heard of: Iwo Jima, which all knew was on the doorstep of mainland Japan.
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