This Day In History - U.S. Flag Raised on Iwo Jima 1945

U.S. Flag Raised on Iwo Jima 1945

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

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Event Description

During the bloody Battle for Iwo Jima, U.S. Marines from the 3rd Platoon, E Company, 2nd Battalion, 28th Regiment of the 5th Divisiontake the crest of Mount Suribachi, the island's highest peak and most strategic position, and raise the U.S. flag. Marine photographer Louis Lowerywas with them and recorded the event. American soldiers fighting for control of Suribachi's slopes cheered the raising of the flag, and several hours later more Marines headed up to the crest with a larger flag. Joe Rosenthal, a photographer with the Associated Press, met them along the way and recorded the raising of the second flag along with a Marine still photographer and a motion-picture cameraman.

Event Location

Iwo Jima, Ogasawara, Tokyo, Japan