Smoke rising from Mount Suribachi as it is hit by aircraft bombs and ships' guns on 19 February 1945, probably just before U.S. Marines landed on Iwo Jima.
The rocks of Tobiishi Point, at Iwo Jima's southern end, are in the lower left.
In March of 1945, the Battle of Iwo Jima was fought between the United States and the Imperial Japan. After Mount Suribachi, a volcano on Iwo Jima, was captured by the Navy, six men raised the Flag of the United States. The Photo of this act became very popular and became the sample for the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia.
USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) is the third Wasp-class amphibious assault ship of the United States Navy. She is the fifth ship to be named (the fourth actually commissioned) in honor of the USS Kearsarge, a sloop-of-war that gained fame during the American Civil War, which was in turn named for Mount Kearsarge in New Hampshire.
The Texas Air Museum is home to the bridge and island of the Vietnam era helicopter carrier IWO JIMA (LPH-2) . It rises over 100 feet above the south Texas plain. This carrier was involved with the pickup of the crew of the ill-fated Apollo 13 crew.
Mount Meru is an active volcano located just 70 kilometers (44 miles) west of Mount Kilimanjaro. It reaches 4,566 meters (14,978 feet) in height but has lost much of its bulk due to an eastward volcanic blast sometime in its distant past, perhaps similar to the eruption of Mount Saint Helens in Washington State in 1980.
Mount Jefferson is located in the Cascade Range between Mount Hood and Three Sisters.
From USGS.gov: Mount Jefferson (3,199 meters - 10,495 feet) is a prominent feature of the landscape seen from highways east and west of the Cascades. Mount Jefferson (one of thirteen major volcanic centers in the Cascade Range) has erupted repeatedly for hundreds of thousands of years, with its ...
Mount Batten was the only operational military airbase in the South West Peninsula at the outbreak of war in 1939.
RAF Mount Batten was a Royal Air Force station and flying boat base at Mount Batten, a peninsula in Plymouth Sound, Devon. England. Originally a seaplane station opened in 1917 as a Royal Navy Air Service Station Cattewater it became RAF Cattewater in 1918 and in 192...
The city of mount Athos is situated in the entire third, eastern and most beautiful peninsula of Halkidiki, called the peninsula of Athos. It is the only place in Greece, that is completely dedicated to prayer and worship of God.
For this reason, it is called the Holy Mount. The Holy Mount is about 50 km in length, 8 to 12 km in width and it covers an area of about 350 square kilometres.
Mount Olympus (also transliterated as Mount Olżmpos, and on modern maps, ”ros ”limbos) is the highest mountain in Greece, at 2,918 meters high; In Greek mythology, Mount Olympus is the home of the Twelve Olympians, the principal gods in the Greek pantheon
From USGS.gov: Mount Adams, one of the largest volcanoes in the Cascade Range (3,742 meters - 12,276 feet), dominates the Mount Adams volcanic field in Skamania, Yakima, Klickitat, and Lewis counties and the Yakima Indian Reservation of south-central Washington.
USNS Mount Baker (T-AE-34) is the seventh of eight Kilauea-class ammunition ships, currently in service with the Military Sealift Command. It is the second US Navy ship to bear the name, and is named for Mount Baker, a volcano in the Cascade Range of Washington. Ammunition ships operated by Military Sealift Command provide logistic support to US Navy ships at sea.
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