Photo #: 80-G-310961
Iwo Jima Operation, 1945
First waves of LVTs head for the landing beaches on Iwo Jima's southeastern shore, at "H-Hour", circa 0852 hrs. on "D-Day", 19 February 1945.
Note LSTs in the foreground, one with landing craft circling nearby, and the battleship Tennessee (BB-43) among the lines of LVTs in the center.
Photographed from a USS Makin Island (CVE-93) airplane.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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Image posted 17 November 2006