Striking images from the battle of Iwo Jima: Flat Nose Flossie, a Coast Guard manned LST buries its nose in the volcanic sands of Iwo Jima beachhead, Japan on Feb. 27, 1945, while elements of a Marine Corps amphibious tractor unit unload cargo under protection of forward guns
U.S. Marines of the 5th Division inch their way up a sand dune on Red Beach No. 1 toward Mount Suribachi, as the smoke of the battle drifts over them during the initial invasion on Iwo Jima, on February, 19, 1945.
"Sands of Iwo Jima" 1949 / John Wayne as Sgt. John M. Stryker, John Agar as PFC Peter Conway, Adele Mara as Allison Bromley and Forrest Tucker as PFC Al Thomas / Trivia - This film was so highly regarded by the Marine Corps that it was required viewing to all recruits during basic training into the early '80s.