Iwo Jima

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Marines Conclude Man Was Misidentified in Iwo Jima Pic

It was really Marine Howard Schultz, not Navy officer John Bradley: investigation

(Newser) - A long-standing debate behind World War II's iconic Iwo Jima photo appears to have been settled. A Marine Corps investigation used facial recognition technology and other photos taken that day to conclude, with "near certainty," that one of the six men IDed in the famous image taken... More »

Marines Probe Possible Iwo Jima Photo Error

History buffs say wrong man was identified

(Newser) - The Marine Corps says it has begun investigating whether it mistakenly identified one of the men shown raising the US flag at Iwo Jima in one of the most iconic images of World War II, the AP reports. The Marines announced its inquiry more than a year after Eric Krelle... More »

Under Armour Yanks T-Shirt That Looked Like This

Company under fire for basketball tee inspired by Iwo Jima Memorial

(Newser) - What may have started out as a well-intentioned tribute to one of the most iconic images of WWII turned into a PR nightmare for Under Armour. The sports clothing company has pulled its "Band of Ballers" T-shirt (which showed a group erecting a basketball hoop) after complaints started pouring... More »

History Buffs: Iwo Jima Photo Has 70-Year-Old Error

One of the men raising the flag may have been misidentified

(Newser) - Two amateur historians—one in Ireland, another in Nebraska—say that after spending dozens of hours reviewing the iconic World War II photo of the flag-raising in Iwo Jima, and consulting other historic photos and documents, one of the six men listed in the photo has been misidentified. Their full... More »

For Sale: Original Iwo Jima Monument

Felix de Weldon made smaller statue before 32-foot Arlington version

(Newser) - A long-forgotten piece of America's military history is going up for sale. The original smaller statue of the iconic raising of the US flag at Iwo Jima in 1945 is expected to fetch up to $1.8 million later this month at a New York auction dedicated to World... More »

Mass Graves, Bodies Found on Iwo Jima

Could hold remains of up to 2K Japanese soldiers

(Newser) - Two mass graves that may hold the remains of up to 2,000 Japanese soldiers have been discovered on the island of Iwo Jima, one of the bloodiest and most iconic battlesites of World War II, a report and officials said today. A team of Japanese searchers has discovered 51... More »

Numbers Tell the Tale in Iraq

As US deaths approach 4,000, here's a look behind the statistics

(Newser) - As US troop losses in Iraq near 4,000, USA Today profiles the dead: 98% were male, and the most common age among those killed was 21—but one in six was younger. The bloodiest day was Jan. 26, 2005, when a helicopter crash killed 31 and six died in... More »

Japan Renames Iwo Jima

Old name evokes bitter memories of bloody battle

(Newser) - Iwo Jima, the Japanese island that hosted one of the most horrific battles of World War II, is getting a new handle. The BBC reports the Japanese government is officially rechristening the island Iwo To, which was its name until 1944. Iwo Jima is best known for photographer Joe Rosenthal's... More »

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