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Platoon of Fourth Marine Division Briefed on Iwo Jima on Attack Transport

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Lieutenant Wade briefs Fourth Marine Division platoon about landing on Blue or Yellow beaches on D-Day. Note relief map behind him and maps of the Pacific. The Fourth Marine Division was designated Landing Group Baker (Task Group 56.2.2). Transported to Iwo Jima by Transport Squadron 15 (Task Group 53.2) under the command of Commodore H.C. Flanagan. Transport Squardon 15 consisted of ten attack transports (APAs); four attack cargo ships (AKAs) and one vehicle landing ship (LSV) just for the Fourth Marine Division alone. After the battle, the number of unwounded Marines for the entire operation only required eight transport ships.
Image Filename wwii1053.jpg
Image Size 1.72 MB
Image Dimensions 2916 x 2339
Photographer Morejohn
Photographer Title
Caption Author Jason McDonald
Date Photographed February 18, 1945
Location Attack Transport
City Enroute to Iwo Jima
State or Province Bonins
Country Japan
Archive National Archives and Records Administration
Record Number
Status Caption ©2007, ©2024 MFA Productions LLC
Image in the Public Domain

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