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342-FH-3A-42255-70574AC 7th iwo banzai In the early morning hours of 26 March 1945 the 21st Fighter Group Officers' tent area was hit by Japanese "Banzai" attack on Iwo Jima, Bonin Islands, this, "being the first phase of the battle. Soon, members of many other nearby units were in¬volved, including a Signal Air Warning Company, a Negro Aviation Squadron, a Nightfighter Squadron, a Navy Construction Battalion, and a Marine Pioneer Unit. It is estimated that approximately 300 Japanese, the remnants of 3 units, parti¬cipated in this charge, attacking the different areas simultaneously. The Marines closed in on them from behind with flame throwers, tommy guns and grenades until the last Jap was exterminated. The scene that remained caused many a sleepless night for those who looked upon the residue.


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