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FG-1D Corsairs of Marine Squadron VMF-323 flying over Okinawa, Japan, 1945View of a devastated area on Okinawa, Japan, 1945
FG-1D Corsairs of Marine Squadron VMF-323 flying over Okinawa, Japan, 1945View of a devastated area on Okinawa, Japan, 1945
Japanese officers Rear Adm. Minoru Ota, Lt. Gen. Mitsuru Ushijima, Lt. Gen. Isamu Cho, Col. Hitoshi Kanayama, Col. Kiuji Hongo, and Col. Hiromichi Yahara, in numbered order, Okinawa, early Feb 1945Aerial photograph taken during bombing of a Japanese forward submarine base on Okinawa, Japan, Mar 1945
Japanese officers Rear Adm. Minoru Ota, Lt. Gen. Mitsuru Ushijima, Lt. Gen. Isamu Cho, Col. Hitoshi Kanayama, Col. Kiuji Hongo, and Col. Hiromichi Yahara, in numbered order, Okinawa, early Feb 1945Aerial photograph taken during bombing of a Japanese forward submarine base on Okinawa, Japan, Mar 1945
Ships making smoke screen off Iwo Jima per original caption, but appearance of battleship Colorado or Maryland in a photo of this set indicate it might have been Okinawa; circa 1945, photo 1 of 2Ships making smoke screen off Iwo Jima per original caption, but appearance of battleship Colorado or Maryland in a photo of this set indicate it might have been Okinawa; circa 1945, photo 2 of 2
Ships making smoke screen off Iwo Jima per original caption, but appearance of battleship Colorado or Maryland in a photo of this set indicate it might have been Okinawa; circa 1945, photo 1 of 2Ships making smoke screen off Iwo Jima per original caption, but appearance of battleship Colorado or Maryland in a photo of this set indicate it might have been Okinawa; circa 1945, photo 2 of 2
Vice Admiral Richmond Turner aboard USS Eldorado off Ryukyu Islands, Japan, Mar 1945Navy Ensign Jane Kendeigh was the first flight nurse to arrive on Iwo Jima, 6 Mar, 1945. She would also serve on Okinawa.
Vice Admiral Richmond Turner aboard USS Eldorado off Ryukyu Islands, Japan, Mar 1945Navy Ensign Jane Kendeigh was the first flight nurse to arrive on Iwo Jima, 6 Mar, 1945. She would also serve on Okinawa.
Men of the US 77th Division landing from LVTs onto Zanami Island of the Kerama Islands near Okinawa, Japan, 27 Mar 1945A TBM Avenger trailing smoke returning to the carrier USS Essex after being damaged by Japanese anti-aircraft fire during a strike on Minami Daito Jima in the Okinawa Operation, 28 Mar 1945.
Men of the US 77th Division landing from LVTs onto Zanami Island of the Kerama Islands near Okinawa, Japan, 27 Mar 1945A TBM Avenger trailing smoke returning to the carrier USS Essex after being damaged by Japanese anti-aircraft fire during a strike on Minami Daito Jima in the Okinawa Operation, 28 Mar 1945.
Battleship Colorado bombarding Okinawa, Japan, 29 Mar 1945; cropped photoA group of US Navy flight nurses walking away from a Douglas R5D Skymaster aircraft, Guam, Marianas, Apr 1945
Battleship Colorado bombarding Okinawa, Japan, 29 Mar 1945; cropped photoA group of US Navy flight nurses walking away from a Douglas R5D Skymaster aircraft, Guam, Marianas, Apr 1945
Aerial view of Tokashiki Island, Okinawa, Japan, 1945Australian Destroyer HMAS Nizam alongside carrier USS Shangri-La for refueling, April 1945. Note Corsairs of Air Group 85 spotted on the flight deck.
Aerial view of Tokashiki Island, Okinawa, Japan, 1945Australian Destroyer HMAS Nizam alongside carrier USS Shangri-La for refueling, April 1945. Note Corsairs of Air Group 85 spotted on the flight deck.
British aircraft carriers Victorious, Formidable, Unicorn, Indefatigable, and Indomitable, comprising the carrier component of Task Force 57, at anchor in Leyte Gulf, Philippines, Apr 1945.FM-2 Wildcat fighter of US Navy Composite Squadron 93 flying over Petrof Bay off Okinawa, Japan, March-May 1945
British aircraft carriers Victorious, Formidable, Unicorn, Indefatigable, and Indomitable, comprising the carrier component of Task Force 57, at anchor in Leyte Gulf, Philippines, Apr 1945.FM-2 Wildcat fighter of US Navy Composite Squadron 93 flying over Petrof Bay off Okinawa, Japan, March-May 1945
LCVP Higgins Boat from Amphibious Transport Ship USS Darke transferring US Army reinforcements at Okinawa, Japan, mid-April 1945US battleships New Mexico, Idaho, and Tennessee off Iwo Jima or Okinawa, Feb-Apr 1945
LCVP Higgins Boat from Amphibious Transport Ship USS Darke transferring US Army reinforcements at Okinawa, Japan, mid-April 1945US battleships New Mexico, Idaho, and Tennessee off Iwo Jima or Okinawa, Feb-Apr 1945
US Navy salvaging a Japanese Type A Ko-hyoteki midget submarine from shallows around Okinawa, Japan, 1945155mm Gun M1 of US 420th Field Artillery Group set up on Keise Shima near Okinawa, Japan, Apr 1945
US Navy salvaging a Japanese Type A Ko-hyoteki midget submarine from shallows around Okinawa, Japan, 1945155mm Gun M1 of US 420th Field Artillery Group set up on Keise Shima near Okinawa, Japan, Apr 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