Historical Campaign Coop Battle of Iwo Jima Phase One

DATE: 04/10/2020
TIME (GMT): 19:00
ERA: WW2
MAP(S): Iwo Jima
TYPE: COOP
GAME: Arma 3
EVENT: Official
AUTHOR(S): Aris for BIA Community
SLOTS: 50 / 66

MEDICAL LEVEL: Advanced
MEDICS SETTINGS: Advanced
PREVENT INSTANT DEATH: No
LIVES: 3
DAMAGE RESISTANCE: 2
RESPAWN WAY: Respawn On Team
ENEMY DIFFICULTY: Hard
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At 08:59, one minute ahead of schedule, the first wave of Marines landed on the beaches of the southeastern coast of Iwo Jima. Major Howard Connor, 5th Marine Division signal officer, had six Navajo code talkers working around the clock during the first two days of the battle. These six sent and received over 800 messages, all without error. Connor later stated, "Were it not for the Navajos, the Marines would never have taken Iwo Jima.

The lack of a vigorous response led the Navy to conclude that their bombardment had suppressed the Japanese defenses and in good order the Marines began deployment to the Iwo Jima beach.Gen. Kuribayashi was far from beaten, however. In the deathly silence, landed US Marines began to slowly inch their way forward inland, oblivious to the danger. After allowing the Americans to pile up men and machinery on the beach for just over an hour, Kuribayashi unleashed the undiminished force of his countermeasures.

Shortly after 10:00, everything from machine guns and mortars to heavy artillery began to rain down on the crowded beach, which was quickly transformed into a nightmarish bloodbath.

EVENT GALLERY

AFTER ACTION REPORTS

Mission was a partial failure.

Accurate to historical events, troops massed on the beach to proceed inland toward their first objective, the Motayama South airfield. The US invasion force was considerable, had armoured and artillery support, and a plan to follow. The plan quickly fell apart, however, as the full might of entrenched Japanese infantry, field guns and tanks was brought to bear, with movement brought down to a low crawl, each meter captured only by blood, bravery, and the judicious use of smoke grenades upon the many machinegun positions.

The US force’s armour was quickly taken to pieces by the multitude of field guns that bristled the ashy, volcanic earth, and the US artillery didn’t last much longer, succumbing to an aerial bombardment by Japanese planes which the outnumbered US navy fighters were powerless to prevent.

Despite the huge losses suffered, the majority of resistance at the airfield was eliminated and the remaining American forces, a mixed bag of various decimated units led by whoever of rank remained, pushed on unrelentingly to Mount Suribachi. Down to the last man, the Americans scaled the mountain and fought it’s defenders, and, true to life, though they were able to reach flagpoles near the summit, fighting continued long afterwards, to the last of the US forces.

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5th Marine Division

Company HQ

Captain Commander
Ostap
Lieutenant 2nd in Command
GameKnighted
Doctor

Engineers and Artillery Battalion

Lieutenant
Porridge
Engineer
EOD Specialist
EOD Specialist
Orion

Alpha Squad

Sergeant Squad Leader
Ghosty
Corporal Team Leader
C. Warfield
Medic
K. Nepnep
Machine Gunner
James
Machine Gunner Assistant
Rifleman Bazooka
Autorifleman BAR
UniPlay
Rifleman
MrCubica
Rifleman
Timotemat
Rifleman

Bravo Squad

Sergeant Squad Leader
Varoll
Corporal Team Leader
Bifixd
Medic
DywersantDave
Machine Gunner
Machine Gunner Assistant
Mabldi
Rifleman Bazooka
Imbalance
Autorifleman BAR
Bolt
Rifleman
Rifleman
Duszek
Rifleman

Charlie Squad

Sergeant Squad Leader
Welshy
Corporal Team Leader
Purpking
Medic
Topic
Machine Gunner
mad
Machine Gunner Assistant
Rifleman Bazooka
Autorifleman BAR
Bluesamurai
Rifleman
T O J O
Rifleman
Rifleman

Delta Squad

Sergeant Squad Leader
Wolfare
Corporal Team Leader
JerseyBride
Medic
Machine Gunner
KiarLV
Machine Gunner Assistant
Aris
Rifleman Bazooka
Autorifleman BAR
Pedrovsky
Rifleman
Luis
Rifleman
NiceFlesh
Rifleman

Flame One (M4 Sherman Flame)

Tank Commander
Foxtrot
Tank Driver
Seedorf
Tank Gunner
Aquila

Flame Two (M4 Sherman Flame)

Tank Commander
Archer
Tank Driver
Andrew Fletcher
Tank Gunner
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US NAVY

VF-9 Squadron (F-6F Hellcats)

Commander Pilot One
Diogo
Pilot Two
Xovolovo
Pilot Three
A.Cooper

109th Japanese Imperial Army Division

Hirohito Squad

Squad Leader
Airborner
Medic
panos
Machine Gunner
Lord
Machine Gunner Assistant
Sonic
Rifleman AT
Rifleman Artillery Operator
Szopix
Rifleman Artillery Operator
dziad12

Zero Squadron (A6M2 Zero)

Commander Pilot One
Irishman563
Pilot Two
I. Jones
Pilot Three
Woods
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