Iwo Jima Operation, 1945 U.S. Marine Corps amphibious tractors (LVT) underway off Iwo Jima, probably during the D-Day landings, 19 February 1945. Note splashes offshore in the right center, and bombardment smoke and dust on and inland from the beach. Original 35mm Kodachrome transparency, photographed by Lieutenant Howard W. Whalen, USNR, Boat Group Commander, USS Sanborn (APA-193). Collection of Lieutenant Commander Howard W. Whalen, USNR. Donated by Mrs. Nadine Whalen, 1997. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.