Photo #: 80-G-325432
Iwo Jima Operation, 1945
Japanese pillbox made of concrete eight feet thick, photographed on Iwo Jima by USS Bladen (APA-63), 24 February 1945.
Note shell casings scattered around the emplacement's gun port, and projectile pock marks in the face of the concrete.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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Image posted 13 January 2007