A column of landing craft support vessels passing by Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, Japan, 18 Feb 1945AMM 3rd Class L. H. McDowell at the drums during an orchestra performance aboard USS Anzio, 18 Feb 1945Commodore Burke was highlined from destroyer Callaghan to carrier Lexington, off Iwo Jima, 18 Feb 1945TBM-3 Avenger of VT-82 flying from the carrier Bennington struggles to remain airborne after receiving heavy damage in a mid-air collision with another Avenger over Chi Chi Jima, 18 Feb 1945.
A column of landing craft support vessels passing by Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, Japan, 18 Feb 1945AMM 3rd Class L. H. McDowell at the drums during an orchestra performance aboard USS Anzio, 18 Feb 1945Commodore Burke was highlined from destroyer Callaghan to carrier Lexington, off Iwo Jima, 18 Feb 1945TBM-3 Avenger of VT-82 flying from the carrier Bennington struggles to remain airborne after receiving heavy damage in a mid-air collision with another Avenger over Chi Chi Jima, 18 Feb 1945.
US Coast Guardsmen assisting a wounded Marine into an LCVP after the Marine’s LVT sustained a direct hit while heading to the landing beaches on Iwo Jima, Feb 18, 1945.
US Coast Guardsmen assisting a wounded Marine into an LCVP after the Marine’s LVT sustained a direct hit while heading to the landing beaches on Iwo Jima, Feb 18, 1945.


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