Aerial view looking southward over Iwo JimaAerial view of Tokyo following bombing by B-29 Superfortress bombers, night of 26 May 1945African-American US Army Nurse Corps Private 1st Class Ruth L. James of the 6888th Central postal Directory Battalion, Rouen, France, 26 May 1945Corporal Yukio Araki (with puppy) with fellow pilots of Japanese Army 72nd Shinbu Squadron, Bansei Airfield, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan, 26 May 1945
Aerial view looking southward over Iwo Jima's South Airfield (formerly Japanese Airfield # 1), with Mount Suribachi in the distance, 26 May 1945; note B-29 bombers on the fieldAerial view of Tokyo following bombing by B-29 Superfortress bombers, night of 26 May 1945African-American US Army Nurse Corps Private 1st Class Ruth L. James of the 6888th Central postal Directory Battalion, Rouen, France, 26 May 1945Corporal Yukio Araki (with puppy) with fellow pilots of Japanese Army 72nd Shinbu Squadron, Bansei Airfield, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan, 26 May 1945
Men of 1st Battalion of US 4th Marine Regiment setting up camp on Men of the Royal Netherlands Indies Army Forces conducting mop-up operations on Tarakan, Borneo, late May 1945
Men of 1st Battalion of US 4th Marine Regiment setting up camp on 'Sugar Loaf' on Okinawa, Japan, 26 May 1945Men of the Royal Netherlands Indies Army Forces conducting mop-up operations on Tarakan, Borneo, late May 1945


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