Okinawa & IwoJima WW2 Photos

Wana Ridge, Okinawa

"A Marine of the 1st Marine Division draws a bead
on a Japanese sniper with his tommy-gun
as his companion ducks for cover.
The division is working to take Wana Ridge before the town of Shuri."
S.Sgt. Walter F. Kleine, Okinawa, 1945.

Corsair over Okinawa

"Corsair fighter looses its load of rocket projectiles
on a run against a Jap stronghold on Okinawa.
In the lower background is the smoke of battle
as Marine units move in to follow up with a Sunday punch."
Lt. David D. Duncan, ca. June 1945

Iwo Jima
"Across the litter on Iwo Jima's black sands,
Marines of the 4th Division shell Jap positions cleverly concealed back from the beaches.
Here, a gun pumps a stream of shells into Jap positions inland on the tiny volcanic island."
Ca. February 1945

Iwo Jima

"Smashed by Jap mortar and shellfire, trapped by Iwo's treacherous black-ash sands,
amtracs and other vehicles of war lay knocked out on the black sands of the volcanic fortress."
Robert M. Warren, ca. February/March 1945

"Flag raising on Iwo Jima."
Joe Rosenthal, Associated Press, February 23, 1945