One of the most popular news images of all time – US Marines from the 28th Regiment 5th Div, raise the flag of the United States on Mount Iwo Jima, 1945.  This was following the famous Battle of Iwo Jima which has been written and spoken about more than most other battles of WW2. Following this, the United States occupied the island of Iwo Jima until 1968!

One of the most popular news images of all time – US Marines from the 28th Regiment 5th Div, raise the flag of the United States on Mount Iwo Jima, 1945. This was following the famous Battle of Iwo Jima which has been written and spoken about more than most other battles of WW2. Following this, the United States occupied the island of Iwo Jima until 1968!

Battle of Iwo Jima Map

Battle of Iwo Jima Map

5th Division Flamethrowers, Iwo Jima, 1945 by Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections, via Flickr

5th Division Flamethrowers, Iwo Jima, 1945 by Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections, via Flickr

Marines burrow in the volcanic sand on the beach of Iwo Jima. This Day in WWII History: Feb 19, 1945: Marines invade Iwo Jima

Marines burrow in the volcanic sand on the beach of Iwo Jima. This Day in WWII History: Feb 19, 1945: Marines invade Iwo Jima

US Marines on the beach at Iwo Jima February 1945

US Marines on the beach at Iwo Jima February 1945

OBSERVER ON IWO JIMA, 1945 by the US Marine Corps. February 1945. #usarmy, #worldwar2 #iwojima

OBSERVER ON IWO JIMA, 1945 by the US Marine Corps. February 1945. #usarmy, #worldwar2 #iwojima

Battle of Iwo Jima

Battle of Iwo Jima

Battle for Iwo Jima, February-March 1945: A tank dozer comes up, clearing the road as it comes. Photographed by Sgt. Dreyfuss, March 9, 1945. U.S. Marine Corps photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Battle for Iwo Jima, February-March 1945: A tank dozer comes up, clearing the road as it comes. Photographed by Sgt. Dreyfuss, March 9, 1945. U.S. Marine Corps photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

The US Marine Corps at Iwo Jima (1945) - "The Marines would advance when the fire was relatively light, trying to take Japanese positions before another artillery barrage." - Photo: US Marine Corps

The US Marine Corps at Iwo Jima (1945) - "The Marines would advance when the fire was relatively light, trying to take Japanese positions before another artillery barrage." - Photo: US Marine Corps

The men who raised the second flag over Iwo Jima.Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima. Taken on February 23, 1945, by Joe Rosenthal. It depicts five United States Marines and a U.S. Navy corpsman raising the flag of the United States atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II.

The men who raised the second flag over Iwo Jima.Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima. Taken on February 23, 1945, by Joe Rosenthal. It depicts five United States Marines and a U.S. Navy corpsman raising the flag of the United States atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II.

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