Japanese aircraft exploding near the stern of USS Corregidor, off Saipan, Mariana Islands, 17 Jun 1944; seen from the flight deck of USS Coral SeaUSS Corregidor firing on Japanese aircraft off Saipan, Mariana Islands, 17 Jun 1944; seen from the flight deck of USS Coral SeaFM-2 fighter being launched from USS Coral Sea during combat off Saipan, Mariana Islands, 18 Jun 1944; note USS Corregidor in background
Japanese aircraft exploding near the stern of USS Corregidor, off Saipan, Mariana Islands, 17 Jun 1944; seen from the flight deck of USS Coral SeaUSS Corregidor firing on Japanese aircraft off Saipan, Mariana Islands, 17 Jun 1944; seen from the flight deck of USS Coral SeaFM-2 fighter being launched from USS Coral Sea during combat off Saipan, Mariana Islands, 18 Jun 1944; note USS Corregidor in background


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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