General MacArthur and Admiral Nimitz used island hopping to capture Japanese controlled islands. They used amphibious landings by the Marines and Army to land to these islands and troops would then engage in a battle against the Japanese. Skim through the article and see what battles were the most important in this island hopping campaign. Make a timeline of the islands that the United States captured leading up to Iwo Jima.
Visit the interactive website on the Pacific Theater of World War II and navigate through the reinactement. Press the play button, listen to the commentary, and watch the interaction until you come to the end. Find the major generals involved in the battle of Iwo Jima for both Japan and the U.S.