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NH 58330 Planting of Stars and Stripes, Iwo Jima

Planting of Stars and Stripes, Iwo Jima
Title: Planting of Stars and Stripes, Iwo Jima
Caption: Famous planting of the "second Stars and Stripes" on Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, on 23 February 1945. An unidentified U.S. Marine went on board LST-779, beached near the base of the volcano, and borrowed this eight foot long battle ensign. Mr. Joe Rosenthal, Associated Press, inscribes the original photo "To Admiral Nimitz with greatest respect and admiration for pushing our lines in the Pacific to the enemy's shore."
Description: Courtesy of Fleet Admiral Nimitz
Catalog #: NH 58330
Copyright Owner: Naval History and Heritage Command
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Original Date: Fri, Feb 23, 1945
After this Year: 1940
Before this Year: 1949
Original Medium: BW Photo
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