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Photo # 80-G-310939: Iwo Jima during pre-invasion bombardment, 17 February 1945

Online Library of Selected Images:
-- EVENTS -- World War II in the Pacific --

Iwo Jima Operation, February - March 1945
-- Pre-landing Bombardment, 16-19 Feb. 1945 (Part II)


This page features views of Iwo Jima under bombardment prior to the 19 February 1945 landings.

For more images related to this subject, see::

  • Iwo Jima Operation -- Pre-landing Bombardment and Other Landing Zone Preparations, 16-19 February 1945;
  • Iwo Jima Operation -- Maps and Wide-Area Aerial Views of Iwo Jima; and
  • Iwo Jima Operation -- H.W. Whalen's Color Photographs of Pre-landing Bombardment, circa 18-19 Feb. 1945.

    For other pictures concerning the Iwo Jima Operation, see:

  • Iwo Jima Operation, February - March 1945 -- Overview and Special Image Selection.


    If you want higher resolution reproductions than the Online Library's digital images, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."

    Click on the small photograph to prompt a larger view of the same image.

    Photo #: 80-G-310938

    Iwo Jima Operation, 1945


    Pre-invasion bombardment of Iwo Jima, photographed from a USS Makin Island (CVE-93) plane on 17 February 1945.
    A battleship, a heavy cruiser and several minesweepers are in the foreground. The cruiser, at left, appears to be USS Tuscaloosa (CA-37). The view looks northeastward, showing the entire island in the upper right. Mount Suribachi on its closer end.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

    Online Image: 57KB; 740 x 605 pixels

    Reproductions of this image may also be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system.

     
    Photo #: 80-G-310939

    Iwo Jima Operation, 1945


    Iwo Jima during the pre-invasion bombardment, 17 February 1945, looking north with Mount Suribachi in the foreground.
    Photographed from an airplane based on USS Makin Island (CVE-93).

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

    Online Image: 62KB; 740 x 600 pixels

    Reproductions of this image may also be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system.

     
    Photo #: NH 94881

    Iwo Jima Operation, 1945


    U.S. Navy warships bombarding Iwo Jima on "D-Day - 2", 17 February 1945.
    Note the heavy cruiser and battleship maneuvering in the lower right. Mount Suribachi is at left.

    Courtesy of PHC John Highfill, USN (Retired).

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 49KB; 740 x 605 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 104149

    Iwo Jima Operation, 1945


    Bombardment of Iwo Jima's west beach, during the pre-invasion bombarment, 17 February 1945.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.

    Online Image: 38KB; 740 x 620 pixels

     
    Photo #: 80-G-K-3509 (Color)

    Iwo Jima Operation, 1945

    Mount Suribachi under bombardment on 19 February 1945, the day U.S. Marines landed on the island.
    A landing craft infantry, support (LCS), in center, and several small craft are operating close inshore.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

    Online Image: 70KB; 740 x 605 pixels

    Reproductions of this image may also be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system.

     
    Photo #: 80-G-K-3512 (Color)

    Iwo Jima Operation, 1945

    A battleship (probably USS Tennessee, BB-43), in right center, bombards Mount Suribachi (at left) from close inshore just prior to the initial landings, 19 February 1945.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

    Online Image: 10KB; 740 x 605 pixels

    Reproductions of this image may also be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system.

     
    Photo #: NH 104147

    Iwo Jima Operation, 1945


    Large explosions atop Mount Suribachi (at left), during the pre-invasion bombardment of Iwo Jima, circa 17-19 February 1945.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.

    Online Image: 56KB; 740 x 615 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 104146

    Iwo Jima Operation, 1945


    A column of LCS(L) passes Mount Suribachi, on the southern end of Iwo Jima, during the pre-invasion bombardment, circa 17-19 February 1945.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.

    Online Image: 68KB; 740 x 615 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 104148

    Iwo Jima Operation, 1945


    Smoke rising from Mount Suribachi as it is hit by aircraft bombs and ships' guns on 19 February 1945, probably just before U.S. Marines landed on Iwo Jima.
    The rocks of Tobiishi Point, at Iwo Jima's southern end, are in the lower left.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.

    Online Image: 52KB; 740 x 610 pixels

     
    Photo #: 80-G-K-3511 (Color)

    Iwo Jima Operation, 1945

    Shells exploding on Iwo Jima, during the pre-invasion bombardment, 19 February 1945.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

    Online Image: 40KB; 740 x 610 pixels

    Reproductions of this image may also be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system.

     


    For more images related to this subject, see::

  • Iwo Jima Operation -- Pre-landing Bombardment and Other Landing Zone Preparations, 16-19 February 1945;
  • Iwo Jima Operation -- Maps and Wide-Area Aerial Views of Iwo Jima; and
  • Iwo Jima Operation -- H.W. Whalen's Color Photographs of Pre-landing Bombardment, circa 18-19 Feb. 1945.

    For other pictures concerning the Iwo Jima Operation, see:

  • Iwo Jima Operation, February - March 1945 -- Overview and Special Image Selection.


    If you want higher resolution reproductions than the Online Library's digital images, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."


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