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US Army observers calling in artillery fire against a Japanese position on Okinawa, Japan, circa Apr-Jun 1945US corkscrew demolition team at Okinawa, Japan, circa Apr-Jun 1945; note cave blast in background
US Army observers calling in artillery fire against a Japanese position on Okinawa, Japan, circa Apr-Jun 1945US corkscrew demolition team at Okinawa, Japan, circa Apr-Jun 1945; note cave blast in background
US Marine Colonel Francis Fenton conducting the funeral of his son Private First Class Mike Fenton, near Shuri, Okinawa, Japan, May 1945US Marine F4U Corsair fighter dropping a fire bomb on a Japanese position in Northern Okinawa, Japan, circa Apr-Jun 1945
US Marine Colonel Francis Fenton conducting the funeral of his son Private First Class Mike Fenton, near Shuri, Okinawa, Japan, May 1945US Marine F4U Corsair fighter dropping a fire bomb on a Japanese position in Northern Okinawa, Japan, circa Apr-Jun 1945
US Marine observing a Japanese position as a flame thrower attacked it, Okinawa, Japan, May 1945US Marine Private John Drugan and his war dog, Okinawa, Japan, May 1945
US Marine observing a Japanese position as a flame thrower attacked it, Okinawa, Japan, May 1945US Marine Private John Drugan and his war dog, Okinawa, Japan, May 1945
US Marines 1st Lieutenant Merril McLane and Corporal Howard Cox with stray dog Motobu on Okinawa, Japan, 1945US Marines advancing up a hill, Okinawa, Japan, circa Apr-Jun 1945
US Marines 1st Lieutenant Merril McLane and Corporal Howard Cox with stray dog Motobu on Okinawa, Japan, 1945US Marines advancing up a hill, Okinawa, Japan, circa Apr-Jun 1945
US Navy corpsman tending to a wounded US Marine, Okinawa, Japan, May 1945; note rifle as makeshift plasma holderUSS North Carolina firing on a target on Okinawa, Japan, 1945
US Navy corpsman tending to a wounded US Marine, Okinawa, Japan, May 1945; note rifle as makeshift plasma holderUSS North Carolina firing on a target on Okinawa, Japan, 1945
Wreckage of a Japanese Army Ki-21 aircraft, modified for special attack duty, Okinawa, Japan, May 1945Sargent Bay at Kerama Retto anchorage near Okinawa, Japan, 3 May 1945; USS Sargent Bay with TBM and FM-2 aircraft in foreground
Wreckage of a Japanese Army Ki-21 aircraft, modified for special attack duty, Okinawa, Japan, May 1945Sargent Bay at Kerama Retto anchorage near Okinawa, Japan, 3 May 1945; USS Sargent Bay with TBM and FM-2 aircraft in foreground
D4Y3 Suisei special attack aircraft diving at USS Sangamon as part of Operation Kikusui No. 5, off Kerama Retto, Ryukyu Islands, Japan, 4 May 1945Firefighting aboard HMS Formidable after she was struck by a Japanese special attack aircraft in the Pacific Ocean off Sakishima Islands, Japan, 4 May 1945, photo 1 of 2
D4Y3 Suisei special attack aircraft diving at USS Sangamon as part of Operation Kikusui No. 5, off Kerama Retto, Ryukyu Islands, Japan, 4 May 1945Firefighting aboard HMS Formidable after she was struck by a Japanese special attack aircraft in the Pacific Ocean off Sakishima Islands, Japan, 4 May 1945, photo 1 of 2
Firefighting aboard HMS Formidable after she was struck by a Japanese special attack aircraft in the Pacific Ocean off Sakishima Islands, Japan, 4 May 1945, photo 2 of 2Fires burning aboard HMS Formidable after being stuck by Japanese special attack aircraft, Pacific Ocean, 4 May 1945
Firefighting aboard HMS Formidable after she was struck by a Japanese special attack aircraft in the Pacific Ocean off Sakishima Islands, Japan, 4 May 1945, photo 2 of 2Fires burning aboard HMS Formidable after being stuck by Japanese special attack aircraft, Pacific Ocean, 4 May 1945
HMS Formidable burning after being struck by a Japanese special attack aircraft in the Pacific Ocean off Sakishima Islands, Japan, 4 May 1945HMS Formidable crewmen starting to remove the wreckage of Japanese special attack aircraft from the flight deck, Pacific Ocean, 4 May 1945
HMS Formidable burning after being struck by a Japanese special attack aircraft in the Pacific Ocean off Sakishima Islands, Japan, 4 May 1945HMS Formidable crewmen starting to remove the wreckage of Japanese special attack aircraft from the flight deck, Pacific Ocean, 4 May 1945
Wreckage of the Japanese special attack aircraft that crashed into HMS Formidable in the Pacific Ocean off Sakishima Islands, Japan, 4 May 1945F4U-1D Corsair on the flight deck of USS Bunker Hill off Okinawa, 6 May 1945
Wreckage of the Japanese special attack aircraft that crashed into HMS Formidable in the Pacific Ocean off Sakishima Islands, Japan, 4 May 1945F4U-1D Corsair on the flight deck of USS Bunker Hill off Okinawa, 6 May 1945

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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