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Iwo Jima Fortifications (1945)

Iwo Jima Fortifications (1945)

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South Pacific
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Published by: CAP History Library on Oct 20, 2012
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Front view of a 75 mm (type 90) AT gun emplacement showing how emplacements
were constructed to blend in with the natural terrain.

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75 mm (Type 90) Field Guns

Rear view of 75 mm (type
90) field gun In casemated
position. This position
fired down runway of air
field No. 2. (TA-200Y)

Alternate position for
75 mm (type 90) field
gun hastily constructed,
(TA-200-0)

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75 mm (Type 90) Field- Guns

Interior view of 75 mm
(type 90) field gun.
(TA-217H)

Front view of 75 mm
(type 90) field gun
showing construction
of emplacement and
how well the terrain
was utilized for
camouflage. (TA-217H)

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4 7 mm Anti- Tank Guns

Front view of emplacement
showing thickness of con
crete and nature of ter
rain of surrounding area.
Originally housed a 47 mm
AT gun. Field of fire
200° - 250°. (TA-215T)(NE)

Interior view of 47 mm AT
emplacement showing damage
done to gun. (TA-132C)

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47 mm Anti-Tank Guns

Front view showing the
emplacement for 47 mm
AT gun. Note rice-bag
revetted walls.
(TA-181B)

Artillery emplacement fo
47 mm AT gun built of lav
blocks with a log roof,
earth covered. The fire
port Is at the right. A
connecting MG position
built of lava blocks may
be seen at center.
(TA-182W)

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47 mm Anti-Tank Guns

Front view of 47 mm AT
gun shelter showing
where gun was kept when
not In position.
(TA-132B)

47 mm AT gun emplacement
made of materials at hand
including logs and lava
rock. (TA-183N)

47 mm Anti-Tank Guns

Rear view of concrete
position for 47 mm AT
gun. The field of fire
covered the southern
part of airfield No. 2
seen in background.
(TA-199W)

Typical 47 mm AT gun
shelter. At the far
end of this shelter
was an.entrance to a
cave and tunnel sys
tem which was more
than 800 yds. long
and had 14 entrances.
It housed two Bn CPs.
(TA-183Q)

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47 m m Anti-Tank Guns

DRUMS FILLED WITH SAND

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AMMO. STORAGE

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TRENCH TO

SMALL ROCKS

AMMO- DUMP

CEMENTED TOGETHER

Plan view of a 47 mm AT position. (TA-147I)

Rear view of a 47 mm emplacement showing trench
where the gun can be moved out when not in use.

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