The World War II Multimedia Database

For the 72 Million

Marines Affix First Flag to Pipe for Raising on Mount Suribachi

Image Information
Marines ofThird Platoon of Company E, Second Battalion, 28th Marine Regiment, Fifth Marine Division, affixes flag to twenty-foot water pole found in crater of Mount Suribachi prior to raising the first flag over Iwo Jima. First Lieutenant Harold George Schrier (October 17, 1916 – June 3, 1971), Platoon Sergeant Ernest Ivy (“Boots“) Thomas, Jr. (March 10, 1924 ‚Äî March 3, 1945), Henry Oliver (“Hank“) Hansen (December 14, 1919 – March 1, 1945), and Corporal Charles W. Lindberg (June 26, 1920 – June 24, 2007) unfold the 54 x 28 inch flag, obtained from attack transport USS Missoula (APA-211), and raised at 1020 Hours.
Image Filename wwii1168.jpg
Image Size 1.20 MB
Image Dimensions 2859 x 2496
Photographer Lowery, Lou
Photographer Title United States Marine Corps, Leatherneck Magazine
Caption Author Jason McDonald
Date Photographed 1945-02-23T12:00
Location Mount Suribachi
City Iwo Jima
State or Province Tokyo Prefecture
Country Japan
Archive United States Marine Corps
Record Number
Status Caption ©2014, ©2024 MFA Productions LLC
Image in the Public Domain

Next Post

Previous Post

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

© 2024 The World War II Multimedia Database

Theme by Anders Norén