Photo #: 80-G-304729
Iwo Jima Operation, 1945
Heavy shell and bomb cratering around one of Iwo Jima's airfields, with smoke rising from a recent hit (in the lower center), on "D-Day", 19 February 1945.
Note the aircraft revetments and trenches. Several wrecked planes are visible.
Photographed from a USS Hancock (CV-19) plane.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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Image posted 3 November 2006