Flag Raising

Iwo Jima, February 19 - March 26, 1945

Even before the Marianas were secure, the Seabees were building airfields for the big B-29 heavy bombers. These bombers started flying from Guam, Saipan and Tinian in August 1944 against precision targets in Japan.

Flags of Our Fathers (Film)

Released in the United States October 20, 2006. This essay contains spoilers. Please don’t continue unless you want to know key details about the film.

Essay Chapters

Cast and Crew


The Historical Setting

The Photo

The Bond Drive

After the War

The Film

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