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!

This insanely famous picture of the US flag going up over Iwo Jima is NOT what you think it is ... fascinating story (Via Dave Trott's blog)

This insanely famous picture of the US flag going up over Iwo Jima is NOT what you think it is ... fascinating story (Via Dave Trott's blog)

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

US Marine with his war dog under fire during the Battle of Iwo Jima, 1945. -

US Marine with his war dog under fire during the Battle of Iwo Jima, 1945. -

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

La Pintura y la Guerra The landing on the coast of Iwo Jima, Japan, in February 1945 - Charles Waterhouse.

La Pintura y la Guerra The landing on the coast of Iwo Jima, Japan, in February 1945 - Charles Waterhouse.

Flame thrower in use against Japanese holding out in a cave along Iwo Jima's northern coastal cliffs, 8 April 1945

[Photo] Flame thrower in use against Japanese holding out in a cave along Iwo Jima's northern coastal cliffs, 8 April 1945

Flame thrower in use against Japanese holding out in a cave along Iwo Jima's northern coastal cliffs, 8 April 1945

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.

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.

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