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Iwo Jima

Iwo Jima

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.
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Mount Suribachi - Iwo Jima - February 1945

Mount Suribachi - Iwo Jima - February 1945

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.
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The Island (tower part) of the Aircraft Carrier USS Iwo Jima

The Island (tower part) of the Aircraft Carrier USS Iwo Jima

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.
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Bombs Away at Iwo Jima

Bombs Away at Iwo Jima

This photo was taken before the invasion of the island began.
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Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima

Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima

Aerial of Mt. Suribachi from above before the assault on the island.
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shipwreck of the CSS Alabama

shipwreck of the CSS Alabama

Nice painting view of the CSS Alabama, sank in french waters by USS Kearsarge, during US Civil war.
This painting was done from the exact view of the Alabama when french navy officer Pascal Palmer found it
Painting done by our famous french painter Claude Lemonnier in St Vaast la Hougue
© CERES 2006 – more at www.ceresm.com
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Japanese Unryu Class Aircraft Carrier under Attack at Mitsuko-jima

Japanese Unryu Class Aircraft Carrier under Attack at Mitsuko-jima

Aerial photograph of an attack of U.S. Navy planes on the Japanese naval base at Kure in 1945. The two camouflaged Japanese aircraft carrier Amagi and Katsuragi are marked by arrows.
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Iwo Jima Memorial - 3D

Iwo Jima Memorial - 3D

The Marine Corps War Memorial stands as a symbol of this grateful Nation's esteem for the honored dead of the U.S. Marine Corps. While the statue depicts one of the most famous incidents of World War II, the memorial is dedicated to all Marines who have given their lives in the defense of the United States since 1775.
-http://www.nps.gov/archive/gwmp/usmc.htm
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USS Hornet (CV-12)

USS Hornet (CV-12)

USS Hornet (CV/CVA/CVS-12) is a United States Navy aircraft carrier of the Essex class. Construction started in August 1942; she was originally named USS Kearsarge, but was renamed in honor of the USS Hornet (CV-8), which was lost in October 1942, becoming the eighth ship to bear the name.

Hornet was commissioned in November 1943, and after three months of training joined the U.S. forces...

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Marcus Island - 1021 km from nearest land

Marcus Island - 1021 km from nearest land

Minamitori-shima (南鳥島) or Marcus Island is an isolated island in the northwestern Pacific Ocean, located at 24°18′N, 153°58′E. The Japanese meaning of the name is "Southern Bird Island". It is 1.2 km² in area. It is the easternmost territory belonging to Japan, some 1 848 km SE of Tokyo, or 1 267 East of the closest Japanese island, Minami Iō-jima...
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USS Tripoli (LPH-10) at Mare Island Naval Shipyard

USS Tripoli (LPH-10) at Mare Island Naval Shipyard

USS Tripoli (LPH-10), an Iwo Jima-class amphibious assault ship, was laid down on 15 June 1964 at Pascagoula, Mississippi, by the Ingalls Shipbuilding Corporation; launched on 31 July 1965; sponsored by Mrs. Jane Cates, the wife of General Clifton B. Cates, former Commandant of the Marine Corps; and commissioned on 6 August 1966 at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Capt. Henry Suerstedt, Jr., in...
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