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Iwo Jima 19 September 1945 by tammie

On this day, Operation Detachment, the U. Marines' invasion of Iwo Jima, is launched. Iwo Jima was a barren Pacific island guarde.

Rugged terrain at the northern end of Iwo Jima.

Rugged terrain at the northern end of Iwo Jima.

127-GW-328-109843: Inland shot on Iwo Jima. Photographed by Newcomb, 20 February 1945.

Inland shot on Iwo Jima. Photographed by Newcomb, 20 February

Landing craft and vehicles on Iwo Jima

Photos of Iwo Jima John Basilone's niece Diane Hawkins took a trip to the island of Iwo Jima, the location where her Uncle was killed on February Below are color photos from her trip along side black and white photos from the battle in 1945

American soldiers saluting the American Flag - Battle of Iwo Jima

American soldiers saluting the American Flag - Battle of Iwo Jima

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Overhead view of US Marine LVT passing artillery positions on Iwo Jima 20 February Note those light dots - those are Marines.

U. S. Marine Corporal Virgil Burgess instructs his dog Prince during the Battle of Iwo Jima, 1945

Marine Corporal Virgil Burgess instructs his dog Prince during the Battle of Iwo Jima. The dog is tasked with delivering combat reports, between the "fox holes" on the island, 1945

This Day in WWII History: Feb 19, 1945: Marines invade Iwo Jima

On this day, Operation Detachment, the U. Marines' invasion of Iwo Jima, is launched. Iwo Jima was a barren Pacific island guarde.

Feb. 19, 1945, 69 years ago today, U.S. Marines invaded Iwo Jima beginning five weeks of fighting that will forever be remembered as one of the most brutal battles in the Pacific theatre during ‪#‎WorldWarII‬. Here’s an image from that day: U.S. Marines unload supplies from U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard landing craft onto the sands of Iwo Jima a few hours after they had taken the beach, Feb. 19, 1945. (US National Archives photo/Released)

American Coast Guard and Navy personnel unloaded suplpies on the beaches of Iwo Jima, Feb 1945

Marines at Iwo Jima 3 cent postage stamp issued Washington, D.C. July 11, 1945, 137,321,000 stamps were sold.

Marines at Iwo Jima 3 cent postage stamp issued Washington, D. July stamps were sold. On 23 February the Marines captured Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima and raised the US flag. The moment was immortalized by photographer Joe Rosenthal.

Iwo Jima Today ~ 70th Annv /  God Bless The United States Marines!  ooorah!

Iwo Jima Today ~ Annv / God Bless The United States Marines!

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