Battle of Iwo Jima

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The men who raised the second flag over Iwo Jima.

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Iwo Jima , March 1945
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Marine "captive," Iwo Jima, March 1945

The caption reads "Corporal Edward Burckhardt, of Yonkers, New York, sports a kitten that he found at the base of Suribachi Yama on the battlefield at Iwo Jima when he came ashore with the 5th Marine Division." From the Holland M. Smith Collection (COLL/2949) at the Marine Corps History Division OFFICIAL USMC PHOTOGRAPH

Sergeant Michael Strank (10 Nov 1919–1 Mar 1945) was one of the six Marines who raised the second flag on Mt. Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima. He died on Iwo Jima on 1 March 1945 when his squad came under heavy fire and was hit by friendly fire by an American shell. His death made him the first—but certainly not the last—man photographed raising the flag to die in battle.

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Iwo Jima

Iwo Jima

Assault on the beachhead, Iwo Jima, 1945

Assault on the beachhead, Iwo Jima, 1945

Photo caption: Iwo Jima February 19, 1945. Marine-laden assault craft head to the beach at Iwo Jima during the initial landings on D-day. Note Mount Suribachi looming in the left background. From the Photograph Collection at the Marine Corps Archives and Special Collections OFFICIAL USMC PHOTOGRAPH

A .30 caliber Browning water-cooled machine gun and its crew on Iwo Jima, circa Feb-Mar 1945 | World War II Database

[Photo] A .30 caliber Browning water-cooled machine gun and its crew on Iwo Jima, circa Feb-Mar 1945

[Photo] A .30 caliber Browning water-cooled machine gun and its crew on Iwo Jima, circa Feb-Mar 1945 | World War II Database

U.S. Marine with Flamethrower M2-2 on the island of Iwo Jima
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Американский морской пехотинец с огнеметом М2-2 на острове Иводзима

Американский морской пехотинец с ранцевым огнеметом М2-2 закуривает трубку во время отдыха на острове Иводзима.

Americans take a meal break near wreckage of aircraft during a lull in the fighting on Iwo Jima, 1945.
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The volcanic ash that makes up much of the beach of Iwo Jima proves inhospitable to American fighters and their vehicles, like this wrecked Jeep, during the month-long 1945 battle.
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1945: First flag rising in Iwo Jima

[Photo] Men of 28th Regiment, US 5th Marine Division putting up the first flag on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, Japan, at 1020 hours on 23 Feb 1945; note M1 Carbine

[Photo] Men of 28th Regiment, US 5th Marine Division putting up the first flag on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, Japan, at 1020 hours on 23 Feb 1945; note M1 Carbine | World War II Database

Determination written on their countenances, Marines start the drive to the interior of Iwo Jima. Running at a crouch, they dart across the table-land in the shadow of Mount Suribachi, taking advantage of the scant protection offered by small rises in the volcanic island. Feb. 1945
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Determination written on their countenances, Marines start the drive to the interior of Iwo Jima. Running at a crouch, they dart across the table-land in the shadow of Mount Suribachi, taking advantage of the scant protection offered by small rises in the volcanic island. Feb. 1945

Iwo Jima 19 September 1945

Iwo Jima 19 September 1945

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WWII Iwo Jima US Marine

Marines in combat on Iwo Jima, the Marines of this generation don't get near enough recognition or respect in this theater of WWII in comparison to the Army's European campaign.

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Marines in combat on Iwo Jima, the Marines of this generation don't get near enough recognition or respect in this theater of WWII in comparison to the Army's European campaign.