PHOTOS: Battle of Iwo Jima – Feb 19-26, 1945


Lt. Wade discusses the overall importance of Iwo Jima at a pre-invasion briefing.

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Landing craft bring the first wave of invasion to Iwo Jima.

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U.S. Marines with the 5th Division inch their way up a slope on Red Beach No. 1 toward Surbachi Yama.

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A forward observer sends the location of a Japanese machine gun nest to artillery and mortars.

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Artillery pumps a stream of shells into Japanese positions.

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Amtracs and other vehicles knocked out by Japanese mortar and shellfire.

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The famous photo by Joe Rosenthal, Associated Press, on February 23rd, 1945.

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From the crest of Mount Suribachi, the Stars and Stripes wave in triumph after US Marines had fought their way inch-by-inch up its steep lava-encrusted slopes.

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