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keywords: wwii, pacific theater, iwo jima, operation detachment, combat wounded, dukw, flamethrower, prison stockade, marine cemetery

Synopsis: Unedited footage of U.S. Marines conducting clean-up operations on Iwo Jima, transporting wounded, guarding P.O.W.'s, burial of fellow Marines at cemetery built on site....(read more)

  • Date: 1945
  • Duration: 00:09:38
  • Sound: No
  • Color: Color
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: English
  • Location: Island Of Iwo Jima

Iwo Jima - General Scenes

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Iwo Jima - General Scenes

Unedited footage. U.S. Marines wounded in WWII Invasion of Iwo Jima (Operation Detachment) are loaded into DUKW for transport to hospital ship. LS DUKW going down beach into the water and departing for the ship. CU Captured Korean prisoners, who had been Japanese Seabees. Lieutenant General Holland Smith, Major General H. Schmidt looking at map. Korean prisoners of war in POW camp. Marine guard at prison stockade or camp. Panning view of POW camp. Captured Japanese supplies. Shows Japanese bunker burned out with a flamethrower. LS Marine flame throwing team in action on Iwo Jima.

LS 5th Marine Division cemetery on Iwo Jima. Shows burial of U.S. Marines by rows in a large pit at the Marine Cemetery that needed surveyors to mark the lines. Shows Marines digging burial site on Iwo Jima. Walking wounded and stretcher cases boarding air evacuation plane. Marine in foxhole talking on radio. CU 81 mm mortar crew loading and firing mortar. F4F and TBM aircraft strafing on Iwo Jima. Wounded Marines on litters being placed on air evacuation plane. General Graves B. Erskine talking to wounded men at air field. Brief scene of C-47 taxing on Iwo Jima air strip.

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To The Shores Of Iwo Jima
Iwo Jima: D-Day
Iwo Jima - 3rd Marine Division
Iwo Jima - 5th Marine Division
Iwo Jima - Air Evac Of Wounded