U.S. Flag Raised on Iwo Jima – February 1945

During the bloody Battle for Iwo Jima, U.S. Marines from the 3rd Platoon, E Company, 2nd Battalion, 28th Regiment of the 5th Division take the crest of Mount Suribachi, the island’s highest peak and most strategic position, and raise the U.S. flag.

 

American soldiers fighting for control of Suribachi’s slopes cheered the raising of the flag, and several hours later more Marines headed up to the crest with a larger flag. Joe Rosenthal, a photographer with the Associated Press, met them along the way and recorded the raising of the second flag. Rosenthal took three photographs atop Suribachi. The first, which showed five Marines and one Navy corpsman struggling to hoist the heavy flag pole, became the most reproduced photograph in history and won him a Pulitzer Prize. Of the other two photos, the second was similar to the first but less affecting, and the third was a group picture of 18 soldiers smiling and waving for the camera. Many of these men, including three of the six soldiers seen raising the flag in the famous Rosenthal photo, were killed before the conclusion of the Battle for Iwo Jima in late March. Learn more with these titles

 

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Iwo Jima: The Dramatic Account of the Epic Battle That Turned the Tide of World War II
Iwo Jima: The Dramatic Account of the Epic Battle That Turned the Tide of World War II
By Newcomb, Richard F.
Foreword by Schmidt, Harry
2000-09 – St. Martins Press-3pl
9780805070712 Check Our CatalogFrom the author of the bestselling” Abandon Ship!” comes a classic work of World War II history.

Richard F. Newcomb is one of the true masters of military storytelling. In researching “Iwo Jima” he interviewed hundreds of Iwo veterans, both American and Japanese; read the diaries and letters of fighting men; and combed through masses of official navy and marine records to write the full …More

The Battle of Iwo Jima: Guerilla Warfare in the Pacific
The Battle of Iwo Jima: Guerilla Warfare in the Pacific
By Hama, Larry
Illustrator Williams, Anthony
2007-01 – Rosen Publishing Group
9781404207813 Check Our CatalogWorld War IIs most enduring photographic image, that of U.S. troops raising the American flag on Mount Suribachi, was taken during the successful U.S. invasion of the tiny island of Iwo Jima. The U.S. victory was critical to Allied plans because the capt …More

Indestructible: The Unforgettable Story of a Marine Hero at the Battle of Iwo Jima
Indestructible: The Unforgettable Story of a Marine Hero at the Battle of Iwo Jima
By Lucas, Jack
With Drum, D. K.
2006-05 – Da Capo Press
9780306814709 Check Our CatalogBookPage Notable Title

A hard-hitting combat memoir of the hero of Iwo Jima and the youngest Marine in history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor. …More

Uncommon Valor, Common Virtue: Iwo Jima and the Photograph That Captured America with DVD
Uncommon Valor, Common Virtue: Iwo Jima and the Photograph That Captured America with DVD
By Buell, Hal
2006-05 – Berkley Publishing Group
9780425209806 Check Our CatalogA full account of the battle on Mt. Suribachi and A.P. photographer Joe Rosenthal’s ten days on Iwo Jima, this text recounts the enduring legacy of uncommon valor through photos and battle reports. …More

Flags of Our Fathers: Heroes of Iwo Jima
Flags of Our Fathers: Heroes of Iwo Jima
By Bradley, James
Author Powers, Ron
Adapted by French, Michael
2003-05 – Delacorte Press
9780385730648 Check Our CatalogNew York Times bestseller, now adapted for young readers, Flags of Our Fathers is the unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history: the raising of the U.S. flag at Iwo Jima.

Here is the true story behind the immortal photograph that has come to symbolize the courage and indomitable will of America. In February 1945, American Marines plunged …More

Flags of Our Fathers
Flags of Our Fathers
By Bradley, James
Author Powers, Ron
2000-05 – Bantam
9780553111330 Check Our CatalogAwards:
Alex Awards (2001), Christopher Awards (2001)

In this unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history, James Bradley has captured the glory, the triumph, the heartbreak, and the legacy of the six men who raised the flag at Iwo Jima. Here is the true story behind the immortal photograph that has come to symbolize the courage and indomitable will of America.

In February 1945, American Marines …More

Never in Doubt: Remembering Iwo Jima
Never in Doubt: Remembering Iwo Jima
By Kessler, Lynn
With Bart, Edmond B.
Foreword by Snowden, Lawrence F.
1999-05 – Naval Institute Press
9781557504630 Check Our CatalogSurvivors of one of the fiercest battles of the war in the Pacific tell their dramatic stories in this collection of oral histories. …More

 


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