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    Flight nurse Jane Kendeigh caring for wounded soldier on Iwo Jima, 1945 ~

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    Flight nurse Jane Kendeigh, US Navy, caring for wounded #Marine, William J Wycoff on #Iwo #Jima, March 3, 1945. Cheverton achieved the distinction of being the first flight nurse to land on a battlefield during #WWII.

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Flight nurse Jane Kendeigh and wounded Marine. Iwo Jima, 1945.

Ensign Jane Kendeigh, a US Navy nurse, was the first Navy flight nurse to reach Iwo Jima after the Allied invasion, March 1945.

Ensign Jane Kendeigh, a Navy flight nurse, peers through a porthole in the cabin of a C-54 Navy transport plane as Chief Pharmacist Mate Silas V. Sturtevant of Napa, California, points out important land marks on Iwo Jima. She flew to Iwo Jima on 03/06 to be the first Navy flight nurse to put foot on the battlefield. She supervised the loading of wounded Marines aboard the big planes and then cared for the wounded on their trip back to a base hospital in the Marianas ~

Flag Raising on Iwo Jima, 1945 by Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections, via Flickr. Lou Lowery's image of Marines replacing the first American flag atop Mount Suribachi with a second flag, made famous by Joe Rosenthal's iconic photograph. From the collection of Lou Lowery (COLL/2575), Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections.

Iwo Jima , March 1945: The caption reads "Corporal Edward Burckhardt, of Yonkers, New York, sports a kitten that he found at the base of Suribachi Yama on the battlefield at Iwo Jima when he came ashore with the 5th Marine Division." From the Holland Smith Collection (COLL/2949) at the Marine Corps Archives and Special Collections

A landmark picture for America: The raised flag at Iwo Jima

Feb. 19, 1945. U.S. Marines land on the Japansese-held island of Iwo Jima in the Western Pacific. And on March 26, 69 years ago today, the battle ended with American forces officially securing the island.

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The men who raised the second flag over Iwo Jima.

WWII Iwo Jima US Marine. My Great Uncle was sent to Iwo Jima, and a had a bullet hit his helmet, it should have gone straight through, but for some reason stopped. That's Jesus for you ♥ still have the helmet.