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IWO JIMA   (CV-46)

Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Hotel - Sierra - Mike
Essex Class (*) Aircraft Carrier
Ordered Laid down Launched Commissioned Decommissioned Stricken
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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Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima

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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CV-46 Iwo Jima

The incomplete hull of the carrier Iwo Jima, after cancellation.

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