Only Yards from Iwo Jima's Invasion Beach Marines of the Fifth Marine Division ready to land from a Coast Guard landing craft just off the shore of the new east invasion beach on the road to Tokyo. Hundreds of these landing craft brought men of the Marine Fourth and Fifth Divisions from Navy and Coast Guard attack transports off shore to the assault beach. Quoted from the original photo caption, released circa February 1945. This landing craft is an LCVP. Date of the photo is presumably the Iwo Jima D-Day, 19 February 1945. Collection of James Edwin Bailey. Donated by his wife, Helen McShane Bailey, 2006. Official U.S. Coast Guard Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.