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.
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Image posted 25 October 2006
Caption corrected 29 December 2006