B-29 bombers of US 500th Bomb Group dropping incendiary bombs over Yokohama, Japan, 29 May 1945Men of US 6th Marine Division resting in Naha, Okinawa, Japan, 29 May 1945Tautog underway, 29 May 1945US Marine Lieutenant Colonel R. P. Ross, Jr. raising an US flag over Shuri castle on Okinawa, Japan, 29 May 1945, photo 1 of 2
B-29 bombers of US 500th Bomb Group dropping incendiary bombs over Yokohama, Japan, 29 May 1945Men of US 6th Marine Division resting in Naha, Okinawa, Japan, 29 May 1945Tautog underway, 29 May 1945US Marine Lieutenant Colonel R. P. Ross, Jr. raising an US flag over Shuri castle on Okinawa, Japan, 29 May 1945, photo 1 of 2
US Marine Lieutenant Colonel R. P. Ross, Jr. raising an US flag over Shuri castle on Okinawa, Japan, 29 May 1945, photo 2 of 2USS LST-646 and USS LST-662 entering the floating drydock USS ABSD-6 in Apra Harbor, Guam, 29 May 1945.
US Marine Lieutenant Colonel R. P. Ross, Jr. raising an US flag over Shuri castle on Okinawa, Japan, 29 May 1945, photo 2 of 2USS LST-646 and USS LST-662 entering the floating drydock USS ABSD-6 in Apra Harbor, Guam, 29 May 1945.


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"The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next 500 years."

James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy, 23 Feb 1945