Underground tunnel explosion on Hill 382 on Iwo Jima

Iwo Jima

Undermining an underground tunnel on Hill 382 on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima.
Defending the island, the Japanese garrison used a ramified network of underground tunnels for attacks against US troops, causing them a significant loss in manpower and military equipment. To destroy the Japanese and avoid their own losses, the Americans exploded the discovered tunnels.


 

 

Location: Iwajima, Japan
Date: March 1945
Author: Eugene W. Smith

In : 1945

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