B-24J Liberator “Deadeye II” of the 392nd Bomb Squadron flown by Lt. Warren Myllenbeck flying from Saipan, Mariana Islands, overflying Iwo Jima and Mt Suribachi, 1944-45.B-24J Liberator “Vera L” and other aircraft from the 27th Bomb Squadron drop 55-gallon drums filled with gasoline on Iwo Jima to burn off the plant growth in advance of the landings to come two weeks later, Feb 1 1945.The first wave of landing craft at Iwo Jima, 19 Feb 1945, photo 6 of 6Aerial view of Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima, Bonin Islands with the relatively flat island plain beyond, Feb or Mar 1945 as the battle raged on. Note landing ships beached at right.
B-24J Liberator “Deadeye II” of the 392nd Bomb Squadron flown by Lt. Warren Myllenbeck flying from Saipan, Mariana Islands, overflying Iwo Jima and Mt Suribachi, 1944-45.B-24J Liberator “Vera L” and other aircraft from the 27th Bomb Squadron drop 55-gallon drums filled with gasoline on Iwo Jima to burn off the plant growth in advance of the landings to come two weeks later, Feb 1 1945.The first wave of landing craft at Iwo Jima, 19 Feb 1945, photo 6 of 6Aerial view of Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima, Bonin Islands with the relatively flat island plain beyond, Feb or Mar 1945 as the battle raged on. Note landing ships beached at right.
Captain Edward Steichen, head of the Navy’s combat photography and Director of the Naval Photographic Institute, right, speaking with US Marine Corporal William Damato on Iwo Jima, Bonin Islands, Mar 1945TBM-3 Avenger of Marine Torpedo Squadron 242 at Motoyama #2 airstrip, Iwo Jima preparing for Anti-Submarine Patrol, Feb-Mar 1945US Navy 62nd SeaBees engaged in moving steaming volcanic rock and ash on Iwo Jima, Bonin Islands, Mar 1945. Note International Harvester two-and-a-half-ton truck.Navy Ensign Jane Kendeigh was the first flight nurse to arrive on Iwo Jima, 6 Mar, 1945. She would also serve on Okinawa.
Captain Edward Steichen, head of the Navy’s combat photography and Director of the Naval Photographic Institute, right, speaking with US Marine Corporal William Damato on Iwo Jima, Bonin Islands, Mar 1945TBM-3 Avenger of Marine Torpedo Squadron 242 at Motoyama #2 airstrip, Iwo Jima preparing for Anti-Submarine Patrol, Feb-Mar 1945US Navy 62nd SeaBees engaged in moving steaming volcanic rock and ash on Iwo Jima, Bonin Islands, Mar 1945. Note International Harvester two-and-a-half-ton truck.Navy Ensign Jane Kendeigh was the first flight nurse to arrive on Iwo Jima, 6 Mar, 1945. She would also serve on Okinawa.
B-29 crash-landed on Motoyama Airfield, Iwo Jima, Bonin Islands, after fighters disabled two engines on a bombing run over Osaka, 10 Mar 1945. Photo 1 of 2.B-29 crash-landed on Motoyama Airfield, Iwo Jima, Bonin Islands, after fighters disabled two engines on a bombing run over Osaka, 10 Mar 1945. Photo 2 of 2.Commander of USAAF 78th Fighter Squadron Major James B. Tapp checking the fuses on his HVAR air-to-surface rockets mounted to his P-51D VLR Mustang ‘Margaret-V’ 44-73407 at South Field, Iwo Jima, spring 1945.TBM-3 Avenger flying over Mt Suribachi on Iwo Jima after US forces had fully occupied the island, Mar-Apr 1945. Note storage tanks, tents, and other improvements set up by US forces.
B-29 crash-landed on Motoyama Airfield, Iwo Jima, Bonin Islands, after fighters disabled two engines on a bombing run over Osaka, 10 Mar 1945. Photo 1 of 2.B-29 crash-landed on Motoyama Airfield, Iwo Jima, Bonin Islands, after fighters disabled two engines on a bombing run over Osaka, 10 Mar 1945. Photo 2 of 2.Commander of USAAF 78th Fighter Squadron Major James B. Tapp checking the fuses on his HVAR air-to-surface rockets mounted to his P-51D VLR Mustang ‘Margaret-V’ 44-73407 at South Field, Iwo Jima, spring 1945.TBM-3 Avenger flying over Mt Suribachi on Iwo Jima after US forces had fully occupied the island, Mar-Apr 1945. Note storage tanks, tents, and other improvements set up by US forces.
A Corsair fighter ripple firing its HVAR rockets at Japanese positions at Okinawa, Japan, Jun 1945
A Corsair fighter ripple firing its HVAR rockets at Japanese positions at Okinawa, Japan, Jun 1945


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