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Aerial photograph of American flag atop Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, Japan, 23 Feb 1945African-American US Marines carrying a Japanese prisoner of war, who was suffering from malnutrition, on a stretcher on the beach of Iwo Jima, Japan, 23 Feb 1945
Aerial photograph of American flag atop Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, Japan, 23 Feb 1945African-American US Marines carrying a Japanese prisoner of war, who was suffering from malnutrition, on a stretcher on the beach of Iwo Jima, Japan, 23 Feb 1945
American flag atop Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, Japan, Feb 1945An American Marine sat beneath the American flag atop Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, Japan, 23 Feb 1945
American flag atop Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, Japan, Feb 1945An American Marine sat beneath the American flag atop Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, Japan, 23 Feb 1945
Burial at sea aboard a US Coast Guard ship with Marine Corps honor guard, in the Pacific Ocean off Iwo Jima, Japan, Feb 1945General Douglas MacArthur and Colonel James Corbett at the ruins of the Manila Hotel, Manila, Philippine Islands, 23 Feb 1945
Burial at sea aboard a US Coast Guard ship with Marine Corps honor guard, in the Pacific Ocean off Iwo Jima, Japan, Feb 1945General Douglas MacArthur and Colonel James Corbett at the ruins of the Manila Hotel, Manila, Philippine Islands, 23 Feb 1945
German paratroopers moving a 7.5 cm PaK 40 gun into position in muddy terrain, Italy, 23 Feb 1945Joe Rosenthal making a photograph of US servicemen with the second flag atop Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, Japan, 23 Feb 1945
German paratroopers moving a 7.5 cm PaK 40 gun into position in muddy terrain, Italy, 23 Feb 1945Joe Rosenthal making a photograph of US servicemen with the second flag atop Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, Japan, 23 Feb 1945
Lieutenant (jg) Lewis entering a F4F Wildcat fighter aboard USS Anzio, Pacific Ocean, 23 Feb 1945Lone US Marine in rocky terrain, Iwo Jima, Japan, Feb 1945
Lieutenant (jg) Lewis entering a F4F Wildcat fighter aboard USS Anzio, Pacific Ocean, 23 Feb 1945Lone US Marine in rocky terrain, Iwo Jima, Japan, Feb 1945
LSM-238 unloading on an Iwo Jima Beach, Japan, circa 21-25 Feb 1945Men 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
LSM-238 unloading on an Iwo Jima Beach, Japan, circa 21-25 Feb 1945Men 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
Raising the US flag atop Mount Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal, Iwo Jima, Japan, 23 Feb 1945US Marines operating a captured Japanese Type 92 machine gun, Iwo Jima, Japan, Feb 1945
Raising the US flag atop Mount Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal, Iwo Jima, Japan, 23 Feb 1945US Marines operating a captured Japanese Type 92 machine gun, Iwo Jima, Japan, Feb 1945
US Marines posing with the second flag atop Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, Japan, 23 Feb 1945US Marines removing the first Mount Suribachi flag as the second flag was being raised, Iwo Jima, Japan, 23 Feb 1945
US Marines posing with the second flag atop Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, Japan, 23 Feb 1945US Marines removing the first Mount Suribachi flag as the second flag was being raised, Iwo Jima, Japan, 23 Feb 1945


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Captain Henry P. Jim Crowe, Guadalcanal, 13 Jan 1943