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Second Flag on Mount Suribachi

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Guide wires hold the flagpole erect while a United States Marine gazes at the ships unloading on the beach. Vehicles can been seen moving on the island below Mount Suribachi. The flag flew for the duration of the battle after it was raised on March 23, 1945. Both of the flags raised on Mount Suribachi are now in the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia. The flag was shredded by the high winds and blown sand.
Image Filename wwii1170.jpg
Image Size 1.56 MB
Image Dimensions 2215 x 2886
Photographer Papsun, John
Photographer Title Photographer‘s MateThird Class
Caption Author Jason McDonald
Date Photographed February 24, 1945
Location Mount Suribachi
City 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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