Accession Number:

ADA636563

Title:

4TH Marine Division Operation Plan Number 49-44

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MARINE DIV (4TH) NEW ORLEANS LA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1944-12-26

Pagination or Media Count:

247.0

Abstract:

IWO JIMA is reported to be defended by a force of approximately 12,000-14,000. This includes Inf, Arty, Engrs, and airbase Pers. It is believed that the enemy plans to defend the island with at least six Inf Bns disposed as a perimeter defense, with possibly three Inf Bns centrally located to be used as a strong mobile Res. These Trs may be expected to defend w0o JIMA with the same fanatical spirit which has been displayed in every area where the enemy has been encountered. b Due to the proximity of the JAPANESE EMPIRE, air Atks can be expected at any time. An attempted naval intervention with surface or sub-surface vessels is also possible.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE