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M4 Sherman 'Cairo' disabled by land mine, Iwo Jima, Japan, Feb 1945; note heavy wooden side planking meant to protect against magnetic demolition charges.

Caption     M4 Sherman 'Cairo' disabled by land mine, Iwo Jima, Japan, Feb 1945; note heavy wooden side planking meant to protect against magnetic demolition charges. ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Marine Corps
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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Anonymous says:
11 Oct 2015 07:34:22 PM

The Marine kneeling on the ground looking at the broken tread is my uncle, Lynn Evans. After the war, he was the Sheriff of Trinity County Texas until his death.
2. Hnf says:
7 Jun 2021 04:10:29 PM

Can you give any source for this photo?
3. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
7 Jun 2021 06:20:52 PM

Hnf (above):
This photo appears on page 82 of the USMC Historical Monograph, Iwo Jima: Amphibious Epic by Lt. Col. Whitman S. Bartley, USMC of the Historical Section, Division of Public Information, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, 1954.

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WW2-Era Place Name Iwo Jima, Japan
Lat/Long 24.7833, 141.3167
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"Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue."

Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, 16 Mar 1945

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