National Geographic : 1946 Jun
00 U. S.Navy, Official Marines Hit Iwo Jima Beach February 19, 1945. Four Days Later They Hoisted the Flagabove Mount Suribachi (center) Small landing craft, leaving white streaks, advance in three waves. One craft, ahead of the last wave, slows down and evades gunfire bycircling. Stationary control ships (bows toward beach) direct the operation. They have bombarded the smoking shore; now they dispatchthesmall craft with split-second timing.