Japanese troops being captured by Americans on Iwo Jima, Japan, 5 Apr Of the Japanese soldiers entrenched on the island, died either from fighting or by ritual suicide. Only 216 were captured during the battle. The US suffered casualties, including KIAs.
Marine views dead Japanese soldiers that were blasted out of a defensive pillbox on a hill above the beach during the Battle of Iwo Jima (codename: Operation Detachment). The battle for control of the tiny island would result in the deaths of.
Marines firing a Browning machine gun during the fighting on the island of Peleliu, September In the foreground, another Marine fires a Browning Automatic Rifle [BAR] (Browning Both weapons belong to the realm of firearm legends.