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NH 104226 Iwo Jima Operation, 1945

Photo #: NH 104226  Iwo Jima Operation, 1945
Title: Iwo Jima Operation, 1945
Description: Marine Invasion Troops off Iwo Jima Volcano Marines stare over the bow of a Coast Guard LCVP at the volcano which marks the southern boundary of the assault beach of Iwo Jima just before landing. Quoted from the original photo caption, released by the Pacific Fleet, 22 February 1945. Note the boat's .30 caliber machine gun, and smoke rising from Mount Suribachi, in the distance. 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.
Catalog #: NH 104226
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