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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

On the battlefield of Iwo Jima this Japanese soldier buried himself for a day and a half in a shell hole playing dead while holding a live grenade inches from his hand. It was only by chance he was discovered—the Marines feared his body might have been booby trapped, so they knocked the grenade to the bottom of the shell hole.   After, the Japanese soldier surrendered with the promise of no resistance, and asked for a cigarette, which he received before being dragged from the hole by the…

Marine approaches a Japanese soldier on Iwo Jima, Japan during World War II. The Japanese soldier was buried for 1 ½ days in this shell hole playing dead and ready with a live grenade inches away from his hand. The Marines feared he might be.

Men of the US 4th Marines rushing out of their landing craft for Iwo Jima landing beach, 19 Feb 1945  / H. Neil Gillespie

Men of the US Marines rushing out of their landing craft for Iwo Jima landing beach, 19 Feb 1945 / H.

Pictures of the Marines in the Pacific durning World War Iwo Jima

Iwo Jima was prime real estate for Americans to launch air raids against Japan, but the island was heavily guarded by Japanese forces. Marines are seen here battling at the foot of Mount Suribachi.

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Iwo Jima was prime real estate for Americans to launch air raids against Japan, but the island was heavily guarded by Japanese forces. Amphibious Marines are seen here battling at the foot of Mount Suribachi.

A 37mm gun on Iwo Jima beach with Mount Suribachi in background, 20 Feb 1945; note the TBM Avenger flying overhead

A gun on Iwo Jima beach with Mount Suribachi in background, 20 Feb note the TBM Avenger flying overhead

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