The first wave of U.S. Marines heads for the beach of Iwo Jima on February 19, 1945.
In the face of enemy fire, U.S. Marines inch their way over the slope on Red Beach No. 1. In the foreground, other Marines huddle in shell holes as they wait for orders to move forward.
Cpl. Rudolph E. Engstrom rests in a shell hole on Iwo Jima, holding a piece of shrapnel that wounded him.
U.S. Marines fire shells across the black sand of the Iwo Jima beach, taking aim at inland Japanese positions in 1945.
U.S. anti-aircraft tracers light the sky over Iwo Jima as American forces repel a Japanese air attack.
U.S. Marines take cover as a cave is blown up on Iwo Jima.
U.S. Marines raise the American flag atop Mount Suribachi on February 23, 1945.
U.S. troops display captured Japanese battle flags.
U.S. Marines receive communion from a Marine chaplain on March 3, 1945.
A U.S. Marine cemetery at the foot of Mount Suribachi in 1945.