FutureRANGER said:Wasn't Iwo Jima very important because it provided a stepping stone into Japan? And a refueling base for bombers attacking Japan. I remember reading somewhere that Iwo Jima gave the US a very very large advantage in the Pacific.
My 2 cents.
Still, had it not been for the crucial early victories, Iwo would not have even happened.
I can agree it was important, but it was no turning point in that sense IMHO.