|Essex Class (*) Aircraft Carrier|
|14 Jun 1943||29 Jan 1945|
|Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Newport News, Va
(*) "Long Hull" group, aka Ticonderoga Class
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Five Marines and a Navy corpsman raise the second flag on top of Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, February 23, 1945. The service members are Ira Hayes, Franklin Sousley, Michael Strank, John Bradley, Rene Gagnon and Harlon Block.
Photo by Joe Rosenthal.
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The incomplete hull of the carrier Iwo Jima, after cancellation.
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