Members of 40 man patrol planting first American flag at Iwo Jima

Members of 40 man patrol planting first American flag at Iwo Jima


Image Number

  • PR14080

Year

  • 1945

Date Note

  • Photographed on February 23, 1945.

Series Title

General Note

  • Louis R. Lowery's photo of members of the 40 man patrol that planted the first American flag on top of Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima. The raising of a larger flag 4 hours later was immortalized by AP photographer Joe Rosenthal. His photo was used for the creation of the Iwo Jima sculpture near Arlington Cemetery in Virginia.
  • Marines shown are Sgt. Ernest I. "Boots" Thomas Jr. of Monticello (facing camera with rifle in hand), Cpl. Charles W. Lindberg of Minnesota, Pharmacist's Mate 2nd Class John H. Bradley, Sgt. Henry Hansen, 1st Lt. Harold G. Schrier and Pvt. Philip L. Ward.
  • Thomas was killed a week later while calling in fire support for his men.
  • Note this image was used as a model for the monument shown in PR13683.

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Physical Description

  • 1 photonegative - b&w - 4 x 5 in.

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Chicago Manual of Style

Lowery, Lou(Louis R.), 1916-1987. Members of 40 man patrol planting first American flag at Iwo Jima. 1945. Black & white photonegative, 4 x 5 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/12426>, accessed 20 May 2018.

MLA

Lowery, Lou(Louis R.), 1916-1987. Members of 40 man patrol planting first American flag at Iwo Jima. 1945. Black & white photonegative. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 20 May. 2018.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/12426>.

AP Style Photo Citation

(State Archives of Florida/Lowery)