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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Americans died during the battle. American men were injured in the battle. President Dwight D.Eisenhower dedicated the monument on November 10, 1954 on the 179 anniversaryof the marines. The Marine Corps Memorial Iwo Jima is an island. 650 miles from Tokyo Japan.. The Battle was a strategic plan for the allies so theycould refuel the bombers. 6,800 28,000 70,000 troops invaded the smallisland. 21,000 Japanesedied in the battle. 1,000 Japanese captured as prisonors. The first objective of the battle was to captureMt. Suribachi Gadnon, Hayes, And Bradley were the only ones who survived that rose the flag the others died on Iwo Jima Iwo Jima has an irregular shape, its miles long and ranges from yards to miles wide. 5 800 2.5 The memorial was modeled after theiconic photograph, taken byJoe Rosenthalat Iwo Jima. Felix W De Weldon made the first scale model of the monument and life size model. Of the men who rose the flag were marines and theother was fromthe navy. 6 5 After making the model, they casted it intobronze. It took years to castthe model. 3 After casting, they splitthe memorial intopieces. 12 . The battle for Iwo Jima was from February to March , 1945. 19 26 The total cast of the memorial was $850,000.
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