Monday, December 17, 2012

Iwo Jima Books and Bibliography

This is a bibliography of books about the battle of Iwo Jima. I have separated this list by divisions, regiments and other units for ease of research.


    V Amphibious Corps
  • Coral and Brass - General Holland M. Smith
  • Pacific War Marine - Clyde Holloway - 2nd 155mm Howitzer Battalion
  • The History of the Eighth Field Depot and Eighth Service Regiment, U.S. Marines, in World War II


  • 4th Marine Division
  • My War - PFC Dewey C Pickard - P Battery 4th 105mm Howitzer Battalion 14th Marines
  • Life, the Hard Way: Up from Poverty Flat-Eugene Curnow- USS Sanborn Corpsman attached to 4th Mardiv


  • 24th Marines 4th MarDiv
  • A Virginia Marine on Iwo Jima-Robert K. Krick - I Co, 3rd Battalion 24th Marines
  • The Last Lieutenant - John C. Shively - L Co, 3rd Battalion 24th Marines


  • 25th Marines 4th MarDiv
  • The Assault - Allen R. Matthews - HQ Co, 1st Battalion, 25th Marines
  • Uncommon Survivor From Sand To Bronze - Ana M. Ward - B Co, 1st Battalion, 25th Marines
  • The Road To Iwo Jima - Tom McGraham - C Co 1st Battalion, 25th Marines
  • This Here is 'G' Company", FMF- John E Lane- G Co, 2nd Battalion, 25th Marines


  • 5th Marine Division
  • Spearhead: The World War History of the Fifth Marine Division-Howard M. Conner
  • Complete 5th Marine Division Unit Rosters: Compiled from January 1945 Muster Roll - Brent Spenser
  • Iwo Assault on Hell - James F Christ - General 5th MarDiv History
  • War Shots Norm Hatch & the US Marine Combat Cameramen of WWII - Charles Jones - HQ Battalion, 5th MarDiv
  • Corky's Boy - Bert Clayton - HQ Battalion, 5th MarDiv
  • Iwo Jima One Man Remembers - George Nations - 5th Tank Battalion, 5th MarDiv
  • My Life As A Jarhead USMC 1941-1945 Ralph Walker Willis - 5th Pioneer, 5th MarDiv
  • Every Island is Not A Paradise (Download) - Walter Muller - 5th Pioneer, 5th MarDiv
  • Don't Let Me Die Dirty - Carlie Thrasher Downey - 31st Replacement Draft


  • 26th Marines 5th MarDiv
  • Indestructible - Jack H. Lucas - 1st Battalion, 26th Marines
  • God Isn't Here - Richard E Overton (corpsman) HQ Co, 2nd Battalion, 26th Marines
  • The Quiet Hero: The Untold Medal of Honor Story of George E. Wahlen at the Battle for Iwo Jima Gary W. Toyn - F Co, 2nd Battalion, 26th Marines
  • Iwo Jima The Battle The Men of F Co, The Memories - Rudolph T. Mueller - F Co 2nd Battalion 26th Marines
  • Mustang A Combat Marine - Gerald P. Averill - Hq Co, 3rd Battalion, 26th Marines


  • 27th Marines 5th MarDiv
  • Red Blood, Black Sand - Chuck Tatum - HQ co. 1st Battalion 27th Marines
  • Trust. Truth. Evil. An Interview with a US Marine - Bill Onstad - B Co, 1st Battalion 27th Marines
  • A Marine Remembers Iwo Jima: Dog Company, 2nd Battalion, 27th Marines - Alfred R. Stone
  • We Were In The First Waves Of Steel Amtracs Who Landed on Iwo Jima- John Ryland Thurman-F Co 2nd Battalion, 27th Marines
  • Battle Wounds of Iwo Jima- F Co, 2nd Battalion, 27th Marines-Thomas M Brown, MD.
  • Surgeon on Iwo: Up Front With the 27th Marines-James S. Vedder HQ CO, 3rd Battalion 27th Marines.


  • 28th Marines 5th MarDiv
  • The Lions Of Iwo Jima- MaGen Fred Haynes & James A Warren - H&S Co, 28th Marines
  • From the Sands of Iwo Jima - William R. Henderson - H&S Co 28th Marines
  • The First Battalion of the 28th Marines- Robert E Allen - 1st Battalion, 28th Marines
  • Preparing for the Rain on Iwo Jima Isle- Marion Frank Walker - HQ Co, 2nd Battalion, 28th Marines
  • D-Plus Forever - Dave Davenport - D Co, 2nd Battalion, 28th Marines
  • Give Me 50 Marines Not Afraid to Die - John K Wells - E Co, 2nd Battalion 28th Marines
  • From Hilltop to Mountaintop: The Life & Legacy of one Iwo Jima Flag Raiser - Ron Elliott - E co 2nd Battalion 28th Marines
  • From Volcano to Gorge, Getting the Job done on Iwo Jima - Howard McLaughlin Jr Raymond C. Miller H co 2nd Batt. 28th Marines
  • Rawhide "A Pretty Fair Gyrene" Robert C Perdzock - Weapons Co. 28th Marines
  • Flags Of Our Fathers - James Bradley - 28th Marines


  • 3rd Marine Division

    9th Marines 3rd MarDiv
  • Bud: A Young Man In A War - Fred E Wilbur - HQ Co, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines
  • Chain of Thought - John B. Minnick - Weapons Co, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines
  • Iwo Jima corpsman!: The bloodiest battle of the Marine Corps-Ray Crowder - 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd MarDiv
  • Nightmare on Iwo - Patrick Caruso - K Co, 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines


  • 21st Marines 3rd MarDiv
  • God Shared My Foxhole - J Friedman - Weapons Co, 3rd Battalion, 21st Marines


  • 12th Marines 3rd MarDiv
  • Stories From The Pacific - Lawrence Kirby - HQ & Sv Battery, 12th Marines
  • Through It All - John Farritor - C Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marines


  • US Navy
  • Life, the Hard Way: Up from Poverty Flat-Eugene Curnow- USS Sanborn Corpsman attached to 4th Mardiv
  • Iwo Jima Recon: The U.S. Navy at War, February 17, 1945-Dick Camp
  • Beachmaster at Iwo Jima-J. D Cooley
  • The Pacific War and Battle of Iwo Jima: Recollections & ​Essays: by a Seabee Lieutenant by Ivan D. Thunde
  • Hungry for Wood - Herb Rhodes
  • Seabee Book, World War Two, BLACK HELL - Kenneth E. Bingham - 133rd Seabees
  • A Life Disturbed - Merrel Clubb


  • US Army


  • Pictorials
  • Iwo Jima: Portrait of a Battle: United States Marines at War in the Pacific-Eric Hammel
  • Iwo Jima: Springboard to Final Victory - Raymond Henri
  • Japanese
  • Fighting Spirit: The Memoirs of Major Yoshitaka Horie - Robert D. Eldridge
  • A Tomb Called Iwo Jima-Daniel King

  • Histories
  • Amphibious Epic
  • Iwo Jima-Bill D. Ross
  • IWO - Richard Wheeler
  • Iwo Jima 1945 The Marines Raise the Flag on Mount Suribachi-Derrick Wright
  • Iwo Jima - Richard F. Newcomb
  • US Marines at Iwo Jima - by Five War Correspondents


  • Oral History Compilations
  • Never in Doubt : Remembering Iwo Jima-Edmond B. Bart,
  • Iwo Jima: World War II Veterans Remember the Greatest Battle of the Pacific-Larry Smith

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