There are six Flag Raisers on the famous Iwo Jima photo. Four in the front line and two in back. The front four are (left to right) Ira Hayes, Franklin Sousley, John Bradley and Harlon Block. The back two are Michael Strank (behind Sousley) and Rene Gagnon (behind Bradley). Strank, Block and Sousley would die shortly afterwards. Bradley, Hayes and Gagnon became national heroes within weeks.
Battle of Iwo Jima, 1945: US Marine corpsmen come to the aid of a wounded comrade against the backdrop of a smashed up Japanese pillbox. The barrel protruding out of the pillbox is a Japanese 120mm AA gun Type 3.
.S. Marines offer a Japanese prisoner of war, whose face is obliterated by censors, after he is captured during American invasion of Iwo Jima, Japanese Volcano Island stronghold, on Feb. 28, 1945 in World War II. (AP Photo/Joe Rosenthal) #
37mm Gun Fires Against Cave Positions at Iwo Jima (1945) - "Throughout the fighting up the beaches, Mount Suribachi dominated the landscape. The Marines knew it would be a tough fortress to capture." - Photo: US Marine Corps
Raritan, New Jersey's Tony Cirello and another soldier pay their respects at John Basilone's grave at Iwo Jima in this 1945 photo. After the war, the bodies of the fallen soldiers at Iwo Jima would be returned to the U.S.
Launching the Assault, Iwo Jima, 1945. Photo caption: Iwo Jima February 19, 1945. A wave of Marines is organized after reaching the Iwo beachhead and preparations are made for the push inland. From the Photograph Collection at the Marine Corps Archives and Special Collections OFFICIAL USMC PHOTOGRAPH
On Iwo Jima, a U.S. Marine aims his M1 Garand rifle at the enemy with an uncertain grip. His helmet cover identifies him as "Martin 1". Note the cases of Japanese ammo used by him for his perch. (1945)