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Diagram of Iwo Jima invasion beaches with lines of approach used by boats from APA Sanborn drawn by Lieutenant Commander Howard W. Whalen after WW2

Caption     Diagram of Iwo Jima invasion beaches with lines of approach used by boats from APA Sanborn drawn by Lieutenant Commander Howard W. Whalen after WW2 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy Naval History and Heritage Command
Identification Code   NH 104377-KN
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Photos on Same Day 31 Dec 1945
Photos at Same Place Iwo Jima, Japan
Added By C. Peter Chen

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Anonymous says:
6 Mar 2008 11:21:53 AM

I cant believe this happened. Im studying about this battle so im in aw right now.
2. Darryl says:
26 May 2009 09:08:30 AM

My Dad, Dale P. Reed was on the UUS Sanborn during this. He only spoke about the invasion once. Other Navy stuff yes, Iwo Jime only once. He went out on a landing craft with the fixed lines to secure the boat and shot a M-16 over his head. He enlisted at 17 yrs old.
3. Ray Morris says:
20 Oct 2010 06:37:38 PM

My Dad, Lester Morris, from Honey Island, Texas served on the Sanborn and was a member of the beach party who made the landing on Iwo Jima on February 19.

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