Going in for the Invasion of Iwo Jima. Marines crouch in a Coast-Guard manned LCVP on the way in on the first wave to hit the beach at Iwo Jima, latest stepping stone on the road to Tokyo. Quoted from the original photo caption, released by the Pacific Fleet on 22 February 1945. Note the marking on the jacket back of the Marine in the center foreground: 3 ... 331. 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.