Great collection of World War 2 Iwo Jima Battle photos.
American air forces pounded Iwo in the longest sustained aerial offensive of the war.
The largest armada invasion up to that time in the Pacific War
The US sent more Marines to Iwo than to any other battle, 110,000 Marines in 880 Ships. The convoy of 880 US Ships sailed from Hawaii to Iwo in 40 days.
With the captured capital of Naha as a background, Marine Maj. Gen. Lemuel Shepherd, commanding general of the 6th Marine Division
A Marine of the 1st Marine Division draws a bead on a Japanese sniper with his tommy-gun as his companion ducks for cover
Corsair fighter looses its load of rocket projectiles on a run against a Jap stronghold on Okinawa
Flag raising on Iwo Jima. Joe Rosenthal, Associated Press, February 23, 1945
Smashed by Jap mortar and shellfire, trapped by Iwo's treacherous black-ash sands
Across the litter on Iwo Jima's black sands, Marines of the 4th Division shell Jap positions
Iwo Jima, February 19, 1945 - Marines of the 5th Division