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WWII Iwo Jima Audio






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1stStrikesOnIwoJimaBulletin.wav

The Mutual Radio Network interrupts its regular programming to join the Combined American Networks (CAN) in releasing the first communique issued regarding attacks upon Iwo Jima as it is broadcast from Guam.

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IwoJima-BattleShipDestroysPlane.rm

A report from an unnamed battleship under aerial night attack some 60 miles off the coast.

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IwoJima-BattleShipDestroysPlane.wav

From the above, the beginning of the broadcast.

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IwoJima-BattleShipEngagesPlanes.wav

From the same, the battleship engages attacking planes with 5 inch and 40 mm gun fire.

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IwoJima-BattleShip5'&40mmGuns.wav

From the same, the sound of 5 inch and 40 mm guns firing at attacking planes.

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IwoJima-BattleShipSignOff.wav

From the same, the broadcast conclusion.

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IwoLanding.rm

Live coverage of U.S. Marines landing on Iwo Jima on D-Day.

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IwoLanding-LineOfDeparture.wav

From the above, the tank lighter carrying Marines about to land on Iwo approaches the line of departure for the island.

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IwoLanding-ThoughtsBeforeLanding.wav

From the same, personal reflection sets in as the tank lighter approaches the shore and aircraft strike targets behind the beach.

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IwoLanding-MachineGuns.wav

From the same, as the sound of the hellacious bombardment of the island grows, machine guns open fire directly upon the approaching tank lighter.

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IwoLanding-Disembarkation.wav

From the same, the tank lighter grounds and her troops disembark as the lighter's 50 caliber machine guns open fire.

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IwoLanding-TakingFire.wav

From the same, the situation becomes serious as troops spread out under fire. The sound of the fantastic bombardment rages in the background.

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IwoLanding-TakingCasualties.wav

From the same, the troops take two casualties, one of whom can be heard to cry out as he is hit. Stark, disturbing & moving.

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IwoLanding-HitTheBeach.wav

From the same, the troops wade to the beach where a soldier's blood flows in the ocean and halftracks wait before moving inland.

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IwoJimaUndergroundFortifications.wav

CAN simulcast from Guam and Iwo Jima regarding the phenomenal underground fortifications of the Japanese.

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IwoJimaTankCommunications.wav

A unique recording of communications amongst a tank squadron actively engaging and dispatching Japanese targets with 75mm and machine gun fire.

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IwoJimaTankMG.wav

From the above, the sound of a tank's heavy machine gun firing.

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IwoJimaTankGetsTarget.wav

From the same, the CO of the tank squadron directs machine gun fire successfully to a target.

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IwoJimaTank'YouGotTheMachineGun'.wav

From the same: "That's it, man, you got the machine gun.".

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IwoJimaTank'ThatOughttaHaveIt'.wav

From the same, the CO orders 75mm and heavy machine gun fire upon another target.

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IwoJimaD-1.rm

A report from Guam by Arthur Prim on his observation flight over Iwo Jima on the second day of the invasion.

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ForrestalOnIwoJima.rm

Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal broadcasts from Guam through CAN his announcement of the flag having been raised atop Mount Suribachi.

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IwoJimaMotoyamaAirfield1.rm

A report from Motoyama Airfield #1 Iwo Jima in the thick of ground battle and aerial attack upon Japanese defences.

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IwoJimaMotoyamaAirfield1-SignOn.wav

From the above, the beginning of the broadcast.

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IwoJimaMotoyamaAirfield1-Scene.wav

From the same, a description of the scene.

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IwoJimaMotoyamaAirfield1-MarineFlyby.wav

From the same, a U.S. Marine fighter-bomber flies overhead on its way back to its carrier.

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IwoJimaMotoyamaAirfield1-PlaneLaunchesRocket.wav

From the same, the sound of a U.S. Marine fighter-bomber firing rockets at the ridge just above the airfield.

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IwoJimaMotoyamaAirfield1-AntiAircraftFire.wav

From the same, Japanese anti-aircraft guns fire at attacking U.S. planes.

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iwolndng.wav

Coverage from an L.S.T. as it lands on the beach of Iwo Jima.

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