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Marines during the first flag-raising on Iwo Jima, courtesy of Betty Michels McMahon, daughter of Jimmy Michels, one of the first flag-raisers. More about the event and its aftermath: http://www.boysofwwii.blogspot.com/2011/04/two-flags-of-iwo-jima-i-met-him-in.html

Marines during the first flag-raising on Iwo Jima, courtesy of Betty Michels McMahon, daughter of Jimmy Michels, one of the first flag-raisers. More about the event and its aftermath: http://www.boysofwwii.blogspot.com/2011/04/two-flags-of-iwo-jima-i-met-him-in.html

First flag raisers on Iwo Jima, courtesy of Betty Michels McMahon, daughter of Jimmy Michels, one of the first flag-raisers. More about the event and its aftermath: http://www.boysofwwii.blogspot.com/2011/04/two-flags-of-iwo-jima-i-met-him-in.html

First flag raisers on Iwo Jima, courtesy of Betty Michels McMahon, daughter of Jimmy Michels, one of the first flag-raisers. More about the event and its aftermath: http://www.boysofwwii.blogspot.com/2011/04/two-flags-of-iwo-jima-i-met-him-in.html

U.S. Marines with captured Japanese flags tied to their M-1 Carbines. The photo was probably taken in the Marianas.

Color Photo: Marines with M-1 Carbines and Captured Japanese Flags

Marines with captured Japanese flags tied to their Carbines. The photo was probably taken in the Marianas. I have one of those flags taken during WWII!

World War II - Calling for badly needed artillery support at Motoyama airstrip on Iwo Jima.

Burrowed in his shallow foxhole at the edge of Motoyama airstrip on Iwo Jima, an US Marine communicator called for artillery support, Feb 1945

United States Marines from the 5th Division of the 28th Regiment gather around a U.S. flag they raised atop Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima during World War II, Feb. 23, 1945. This was the first flag raised by the Marine Corps at Iwo Jima. The raising of a second, larger flag later that day was made famous in the prize-winning photo by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal. Raymond Jacobs claimed that he was the radioman standing at right center in this photograph.

an American flag was raised over the Japanese island of Iwo Jima, and AP photographer Joe Rosenthal was there to capture the now-iconic.

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American soldiers take a meal break near the wreckage of Japanese aircraft during a lull in the fighting on Iwo Jima

February 19, 1945, Marines, among other America forces, raided the beaches of Iwo Jima.  It would take five weeks of intense fighting and cost nearly 7,000 U.S. lives to defeat the well-entrenched, heavily-fortified enemy positions and secure the strategic island

On this day in Marines, among other America forces, raided the beaches of Iwo Jima. It would take five weeks of intense fighting and cost nearly U. lives to defeat the well-entrenched, heavily-fortified enemy positions and secure the strategic island.

Curious minded Marines take the seats and positions of former Jap gunners, around a 25mm anti-aircraft, twin mount gum emplaced in the west airfield area on Peleliu.

Curious minded Marines take the seats and positions of former Jap gunners, around a anti-aircraft, twin mount gun emplaced in the west airfield area on Peleliu.

Under fire on Iwo Jima

US Marines advance across the beach battlefield towards the entrenched Japanese positions during the savage fight for control of the island of Iwo Jima by serena

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