Stars and Stripes fly over Iwo Jima on 23 February 1945
U.S. Navy Official photograph, Gift of Charles Ives, from the Collection of The National World War II Museum
547.Photograph Consolidated PB4Y-1 Liberator 'File Number: CinCPac-POA AH-81. 24 February 1945 Stars and Stripes fly over Iwo Jima Marines can be seen about the base of the staff on which they raised the American flag over Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima on 23 February (ELD). Volcano is in foreground while flag stands out against the blue Pacific. A large Jap cave can be discerned part way down the slope. Photo made from a U. S. Navy Liberator 24 February 1945. Film was flown to Guam for processing, and radiophotoed to San Francisco by Navy Radio.' 24 February 1945
The Charles Ives Collection consists of 719 photographs from the Pacific Theater of WWII. Many of the photographs were taken between 1944 and 1945. Mr. Ives inherited the photographs from a friend from Marblehead, Massachusetts who served as an aviator in the Army Air Corps and discharged as a Major in 1945.
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