The Battle of Iwo Jima and the First Flag Raising on Mount Suribachi (Yank Magazine, 1945)
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Marines put up the second American flag atop Mount Suribachi and take down the first flag on Feb. 23, 1945 during the Battle of Iwo Jima near the end of World War II. Photo provided by Dick Honyak
Grumman TBM Avenger torpedo bomber, flying from an offshore aircraft carrier, takes in an eagle eye view of Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima, three weeks after D-day. March 1945.
FEB 23 1945 U.S. Marines raise the flag on Mount Suribachi - See more at: http://ww2today.com First Iwo Jima Flag Raising. Small flag carried ashore by the 2d Battalion, 28th Marines is planted atop Mount Suribachi at 1020, 23 February 1945
Just stumbled across this on Twitter. A pretty iconic image: US marines raise the flag over the newly conquered Mt Suribachi on Iwo Jima, Japan - 23 February 1945
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.