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The First Flag Raising on Iwo Jima, Japan, February 1945

The First Flag Raising on Iwo Jima, Japan, February 1945

Taken on 1945-02-23

"The Marines and Navy corpsman in SSgt. Lowery's photograph were photographed after 1Lt. Harold Schrier (3rd platoon commander, E Company, 2nd Battalion, 28th Marines, 5th Marine Division), Sgt. Ernest Thomas (platoon sergeant), and Sgt. Henry Hansen (platoon guide) had raised the first pipe and flag on Mount Suribachi."

Source: history.navy.mil/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

US Marine Corps Landing Vehicles Approach Iwo Jima, February 1945

US Marine Corps Landing Vehicles Approach Iwo Jima, February 1945

Taken on 1945-02-19

"At 08:59, one minute ahead of schedule, the first of an eventual 30,000 Marines of the 3rd Marine Division, the 4th Marine Division, and the new 5th Marine Division, making up the V Amphibious Corps, landed on the beach. The initial wave did not come under Japanese fire for some time, as General Kuribayashi's plan was to wait until the beach was full of the Marines and their equipment."

Source: National Parks Service/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

US Marines Disembarking Onto Beach at Iwo Jima, Japan, February 1945

US Marines Disembarking Onto Beach at Iwo Jima, Japan, February 1945

Taken on 1945-02-19

"Many of the Marines who landed in the first wave speculated that perhaps the naval and air bombardment had killed all of the Japanese defenders. In the deathly silence, they became somewhat unnerved as Marine patrols began to advance inland in search of the Japanese positions. Only after the front wave of Marines reached a line of Japanese bunkers defended by machine gunners did they take hostile fire. Many concealed Japanese bunkers and firing positions opened up, and the first wave of Marines took devastating losses from the machine guns."

Source: marines.mil/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

Marines Take Cover on Iwo Jima Beach, Japan, February 1945

Marines Take Cover on Iwo Jima Beach, Japan, February 1945

Taken on 1945-02-19

"It was extremely difficult for the Marines to advance because of the inhospitable terrain, which consisted of volcanic ash. This ash allowed for neither a secure footing nor the construction of foxholes to protect the Marines from hostile fire. However, the ash did help to absorb some of the fragments from Japanese artillery."

Source: National Park Service/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

USS New York Bombards Iwo Jima, Japan, February 1945

USS New York Bombards Iwo Jima, Japan, February 1945

Taken on 1945-02-16

"The battleship USS New York firing its 356 mm (14.0 in) main guns on the island, 16 February 1945."

Source: history.navy.mil/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

US Marines Review Iwo Jima Invasion Plans Aboard Ship, February 1945

US Marines Review Iwo Jima Invasion Plans Aboard Ship, February 1945

Taken on 1945-02-15

"Lieutenant Wade discusses the overall importance of the target at a pre-invasion briefing." Prior to the Iwo Jima landing of February 19, 1945; exact date unknown.

Source: defenseimagery.mil/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

Japanese Commanders on Okinawa, Japan, February 1945

Japanese Commanders on Okinawa, Japan, February 1945

Taken on 1945-02-01

"Japanese commanders of Okinawa (including Admiral Minoru Ōta, Lt. Gen. Mitsuru Ushijima, Lt. Gen. Isamu Cho, and Col. Hiromichi Yahara) in February 1945." Exact date unknown.

Source: army.mil/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-06

USS Columbia Hit by Kamikaze, Lingayen Gulf, Philippines, January 1945

USS Columbia Hit by Kamikaze, Lingayen Gulf, Philippines, January 1945

Taken on 1945-01-06

"The kamikaze hits Columbia at 17:29. The plane and its bomb penetrated two decks before exploding, killing 13 and wounding 44."

Source: history.navy.mil/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-06

USS Louisville Hit by Kamikaze, Battle of Lingayen Gulf, January 1945

USS Louisville Hit by Kamikaze, Battle of Lingayen Gulf, January 1945

Taken on 1945-01-06

"The USS Louisville is struck by a kamikaze Yokosuka D4Y at the Battle of Lingayen Gulf."

Source: US Navy/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-06

Japanese Kamikaze Pilot Kiyoshi Ogawa, Pacific Theatre, World War II

Japanese Kamikaze Pilot Kiyoshi Ogawa, Pacific Theatre, World War II

Taken on 1945-01-01

"Ensign Kiyoshi Ogawa, who flew his aircraft into the USS Bunker Hill during a kamikaze mission on 11 May 1945." Date unknown.

Source: Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-04

Japanese Zeros Preparing for Kamikaze Attack, Japan, Early 1945

Japanese Zeros Preparing for Kamikaze Attack, Japan, Early 1945

Taken on 1945-01-01

"Mitsubishi Zero A6M5 Model 52c are sent back from Korea to Kyushû island, to take part in a Kamikaze attack (early 1945)." Exact date unknown.

Source: perso.orange.fr/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-04

Ledo Road Along the Burma-China Border, World War II

Ledo Road Along the Burma-China Border, World War II

Taken on 1944-12-01

"The Ledo Road (Hindi: लेडो रोड, Burmese: လီဒိုလမ်းမကြီး, Chinese: 中印公路) (from Ledo, Assam, India to Kunming, Yunnan, China) was built during World War II so that the Western Allies could supply the Chinese as an alternative to the Burma Road which had been cut by the Japanese in 1942. It was renamed the Stilwell Road (named after General Joseph Stilwell of the U.S. Army) in early 1945 at the suggestion of Chiang Kai-shek. It passes through the Burmese towns of Shingbwiyang, Myitkyina and Bhamo in Kachin state." 1944 or 1945, date unknown.

Source: National Museum of the US Air Force/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-08

Burning Kamikaze Fighter Launches Suicide Attack on USS Essex, Pacific Theatre, November 1944

Burning Kamikaze Fighter Launches Suicide Attack on USS Essex, Pacific Theatre, November 1944

Taken on 1944-11-25

"Lt Yoshinori Yamaguchi's Yokosuka D4Y3 (Type 33 Suisei) "Judy" in a suicide dive against USS Essex (25 November 1944). The dive brakes are extended and the non-self-sealing port wing tank trails fuel vapor and/or smoke."

Source: Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-04

USS Essex Hit By Kamikaze, Near Luzon, Phillipines, November 1944

USS Essex Hit By Kamikaze, Near Luzon, Phillipines, November 1944

Taken on 1944-11-25

"A Japanese kamikaze aircraft explodes after crashing into Essex's flight deck amidships 25 November 1944."

Source: US Naval Historical Center

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-04

General MacArthur Lands at Leyte, Philippines, October 1944

General MacArthur Lands at Leyte, Philippines, October 1944

Taken on 1944-10-30

"After General MacArthur had been evacuated from the Philippines in March 1942, all of its islands fell to the Japanese. The Japanese occupation was harsh, accompanied by atrocities and with large numbers of Filipinos pressed into slave labor. From mid-1942 through mid-1944, MacArthur and Nimitz supplied and encouraged the Filipino guerrilla resistance by U.S. Navy submarines and a few parachute drops, so that the guerrillas could harass the Japanese Army and take control of the rural jungle and mountainous areas – amounting to about half of the archipelago. While remaining loyal to the United States, many Filipinos hoped and believed that liberation from the Japanese would bring them freedom and their already-promised independence." Exact date unknown.

Source: National Archives and Records Administration/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-08

USS St. Lo Endures Kamikaze Hit, Battle of Leyte Gulf, October 1944

USS St. Lo Endures Kamikaze Hit, Battle of Leyte Gulf, October 1944

Taken on 1944-10-25

"The first major explosion following the impact of the Kamikaze aircraft has created a fireball that has risen to about 300 feet above the flight deck. The largest object above that fireball is the aft aircraft elevator, which was hurled to a height of about 1,000 feet by this first explosion. In this photo it is about 800 feet high."

Source: U.S. Navy/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-04

Escort Carrier USS White Plains is Attacked by Kamikaze, Battle of Leyte Gulf, October 1944

Escort Carrier USS White Plains is Attacked by Kamikaze, Battle of Leyte Gulf, October 1944

Taken on 1944-10-25

"White Plains attack by Tokkotai unit 25 October 1944. The aircraft in the photograph missed the carrier and impacted the water." "The escort carrier or escort aircraft carrier (hull classification symbol CVE), also called a "jeep carrier" or "baby flattop" in the United States Navy (USN) or "Woolworth Carrier" by the Royal Navy, was a small and slow type of aircraft carrier used by the Royal Navy, the Imperial Japanese Navy and Imperial Japanese Army Air Force, and the United States Navy in World War II. They were typically half the length and a third the displacement of larger fleet carriers. While they were slower, carried fewer planes, and were less well armed and armored, escort carriers were cheaper and could be built quickly - this was their principal advantage, as escort carriers could be completed in greater numbers as a stop-gap when fleet carriers were scarce."

Source: bosamar.com/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-06

USS Princeton After Being Hit By Japanese Bomb, Battle of Leyte Gulf, Philippines, October 1944

USS Princeton After Being Hit By Japanese Bomb, Battle of Leyte Gulf, Philippines, October 1944

Taken on 1944-10-24

"The Battle of Leyte Gulf, also called the Battles for Leyte Gulf, and formerly known as the Second Battle of the Philippine Sea, is generally considered to be the largest naval battle of World War II and, by some criteria, possibly the largest naval battle in history."

Source: US Navy/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-08

Japanese Battleship Yamato Hit By Bomb, Sibuyan Sea, Philippines, October 1944

Japanese Battleship Yamato Hit By Bomb, Sibuyan Sea, Philippines, October 1944

Taken on 1944-10-24

"Yamato hit by a bomb near her forward gun turret in the Sibuyan Sea, 24 October 1944."

Source: US Navy/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-08

USS Princeton After Being Hit, Battle of Leyte Gulf, Philippines, October 1944

USS Princeton After Being Hit, Battle of Leyte Gulf, Philippines, October 1944

Taken on 1944-10-24

"The light cruiser USS Birmingham (CL-62) is visible on this side of the Princeton. Birmingham was seriously damaged in the explosion, which caused more than three hundred casualties aboard the cruiser."

Source: US Navy/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-08

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