Photo #: 80-G-415308 (cropped)
Iwo Jima Operation, 1945
"H-Hour" on "D-Day": Waves of amphibious tractors (LVTs) approach the Iwo Jima invasion beaches in the first moments of the U.S. Marine amphibious assault on the island, 19 February 1945.
Mount Suribachi is in the left center background.
This image is cropped from Photo # 80-G-415308. Taken from an airplane flying over the invasion area, it was flown to Guam, transmitted by radio, and printed in an American newspaper within fifteen hours after it was made.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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Image posted 26 October 2006