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Vintage Aynsley China Cup, 50th Anniversary VJ Day, Iwo Jima, Mount Suribachi, Sir William Slim, Peter Jones China Mug, Burma Star, WW2

1995 Aynsley china mug exclusively commissioned for Peter Jones China of Wakefield. It commemorates the 50th anniversary of VJ Day.

The Marine who led the charge up Mount Suribachi to place the first American flag over Iwo Jima in World War II died last week. First Lt. John Wells died Thursday at the age of 94 at a rehabilitati

“Two U.S. Marines direct flame throwers at Japanese defenses that block the way to Iwo Jima’s Mount Suribachi on March 4, 1945. On the left is Pvt. Richard Klatt, of North Fond Dulac, Wisconsin, and on the right is PFC Wilfred Voegeli.” (USMC)


This image shows the devastated wreckage of the beach during The Battle Of Iwo Jima during World War Two. Mount Suribachi can be seen in the background.


Five Marines and a Navy hospital corpsman raise the flag on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, using a piece of Japanese pipe as a mast, February 23, 1945. The flag raising photo and subsequent statue came to symbolize being a Marine.