Feb. 23, 1945: The Raising of OUR Flag on Iwo Jima is a historic photo that was taken in 1945, by Joe Rosenthal. 5 U.S. Marines & a U.S. Navy corpsman raised OUR flag of the U.S. atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II. Of the 6 men depicted in the photo, 3 (Franklin Sousley, Harlon Block, & Michael Strank) were killed during the battle; the 3 survivors (John Bradley, Rene Gagnon, & Ira Hayes) became National Heroes upon their identification in the photo....

Feb. 23, 1945: The Raising of OUR Flag on Iwo Jima is a historic photo that was taken in 1945, by Joe Rosenthal. 5 U.S. Marines & a U.S. Navy corpsman raised OUR flag of the U.S. atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II. Of the 6 men depicted in the photo, 3 (Franklin Sousley, Harlon Block, & Michael Strank) were killed during the battle; the 3 survivors (John Bradley, Rene Gagnon, & Ira Hayes) became National Heroes upon their identification in the photo....

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"Flag raising on Iwo Jima" by Joe Rosenthal. February 23, 1945.
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Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima is an historic photograph taken on February 23, 1945, by Joe Rosenthal. It depicts five U. S. Marines and a U.S. Navy corpsman raising the flag of the U. S. atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in WW II.It became the only photograph to win the Pulitzer Prize for Photography in the same year as its publication, and came to be regarded in the U. S. as one of the most significant and recognizable images of the war.

Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima is an historic photograph taken on February 23, 1945, by Joe Rosenthal. It depicts five U. S. Marines and a U.S. Navy corpsman raising the flag of the U. S. atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in WW II.It became the only photograph to win the Pulitzer Prize for Photography in the same year as its publication, and came to be regarded in the U. S. as one of the most significant and recognizable images of the war.

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The Battle of Iwo Jima was a battle in which the United States fought for and captured Iwo Jima from Japan.The Japanese positions on the island were heavily fortified,  with vast bunkers, hidden artillery, and 18 kilometres (11 mi) of underground tunnels.The battle was the first American attack on the Japanese Home Islands.  It was  immortalized by Joe Rosenthal's photograph of the raising of the U.S. flag on top of the 166 meter (546 ft) Mount Suribachi by five Marines and one Navy…

The Battle of Iwo Jima was a battle in which the United States fought for and captured Iwo Jima from Japan.The Japanese positions on the island were heavily fortified, with vast bunkers, hidden artillery, and 18 kilometres (11 mi) of underground tunnels.The battle was the first American attack on the Japanese Home Islands. It was immortalized by Joe Rosenthal's photograph of the raising of the U.S. flag on top of the 166 meter (546 ft) Mount Suribachi by five Marines and one Navy…

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Associated Press (AP) War Correspondent/ photographer Joe Rosenthal seen here later in his life.
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This week, tomorrow to be exact, is the 70th anniversary of one of the most patriotic and most iconic photos in American history. On Feb. 23, 1945, 33-year-old Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal, who had been rejected from the Army because of poor eyesight, took a photograph that would ultimately become one of the most recognizable and reproduced images ever.

This week, tomorrow to be exact, is the 70th anniversary of one of the most patriotic and most iconic photos in American history. On Feb. 23, 1945, 33-year-old Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal, who had been rejected from the Army because of poor eyesight, took a photograph that would ultimately become one of the most recognizable and reproduced images ever.

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U.S. Marines charge over a dune on Iwo Jima, by Joe Rosenthal, February 19 1945

U.S. Marines charge over a dune on Iwo Jima, by Joe Rosenthal, February 19 1945

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Flag Raising on Iwo Jima, c.1945, by Joe Rosenthal
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1945: Joe Rosenthal, The Associated Press.  Marines Raise the Flag on Iwo Jima.  Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal (1911-2006) took this photograph of U.S. Marines raising the flag on Iwo Jima during World War II. Rosenthal won the 1945 Pulitzer Prize for photography.

1945: Joe Rosenthal, The Associated Press. Marines Raise the Flag on Iwo Jima. Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal (1911-2006) took this photograph of U.S. Marines raising the flag on Iwo Jima during World War II. Rosenthal won the 1945 Pulitzer Prize for photography.

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Joe Rosenthal and WWII's Most Iconic Photo from 69 Years Ago - http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/joe-rosenthal-wwiis-iconic-photo-69-years-ago.html

Joe Rosenthal and WWII's Most Iconic Photo from 69 Years Ago - http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/joe-rosenthal-wwiis-iconic-photo-69-years-ago.html

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