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Aerial Photograph of Iwo Jima

Aerial Photograph of Iwo Jima

Before the ground battle for Iwo Jima began, the U.S. Navy arrived on the scene.  The Navy’s purpose, among other things, was to “soften-up” the enemy before Marines made their amphibious landings.

This image, from the Naval History & Heritage Command, depicts the situation at Iwo Jima shortly before its D-Day:

Iwo Jima Operation, 1945

Iwo Jima during the pre-invasion bombardment, 17 February 1945, looking north with Mount Suribachi in the foreground.

Photographed from an airplane based on USS Makin Island (CVE-93).

Click on the image for a better view.

 


Media Credits

Official U.S. Navy Photograph -  # 80-G-310939 - which is now in the collections of the U.S.  National Archives.  Image online, courtesy Naval History & Heritage Command.

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