Iwo Jima Flag Raising

On February 23, 1945, after 4 days of fighting and with over 40%  casualities, the Marines raised the American Flag on Mount Suribachi.  Joe Rosenthal took this photo of the 5 Marines and 1 Navy corpsman.  The photo became one of the most notable and recognizable of the entire war.

The battle of Iwo Jima continued for another month.  The number of American casualties was greater than the total Allied casualties at Battle of Normandy on D-Day.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: