Was the Iwo Jima photo staged?

Thinking the questioner was referring to the ‘gung-ho’ photograph, he replied “Sure.” After that, Robert Sherrod, a Time-Life correspondent, told his editors in New York that Rosenthal had staged the flag-raising photograph.

What famous photo was taken at the Battle of Iwo Jima?

On Feb. 23, 1945, during the Battle of Iwo Jima (Feb. 19 to March 26), six Marines planted the U.S. flag at the summit of Mount Suribachi. The scene was photographed by journalist Joe Rosenthal of the Associated Press and his image soon became famous around the world.

Where can I find old war photos?

Military and Veterans Records at the National Archives We are the official repository for records of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard and other government agencies.

How do I get my father’s military picture?

Please complete a GSA Standard Form 180 and mail it to NARA’s National Personnel Records Center, (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO 63138-1002. You also may fax the form to 314-801-9195 OR view the record by visiting the NPRC Archival Research Room in St.

Who were the real flag raisers at Iwo Jima?

Ira Hayes, a 22-year-old Pima Indian from Arizona, achieved immortal fame as one of the six flag raisers in the iconic World War II photo and film taken atop Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima, a small island in the Western Pacific. Marines raise the second U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi on the island of Iwo Jima, Feb.

When was Iwo Jima photo?

Photograph of Flag Raising on Iwo Jima, 02/23/1945.

Why is the Iwo Jima picture so famous?

Sunday marks 75 years since Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal captured the iconic photograph of six US Marines raising an American flag over the battle-scarred Japanese island of Iwo Jima. The image was so inspiring that, by 1945 standards, it went viral.

How do I find official military photos?

The most likely source for images would be the Soldiers’ Individual Service Records file. The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) is the official repository for such records.