19 February 1945 - US Marines invade Iwo Jima - 21 February - Vicious fighting in and around Manila was joint by Filipino and American troops - 23 February - US Marines raise the American flag on Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima - Landing craft on Iwo Jima
Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima. Taken on February by Joe Rosenthal. It depicts five United States Marines and a U. Navy corpsman raising the flag of the United States atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II.
Marines in Landing Craft, Vehicle and Personnel (LCVPs) head for the beaches at Iwo Jima during the initial landings. In the background is Mount Suribachi, the extinct volcano captured by the Marines after a frontal assault.