We all know this famous picture of the time of World War II, but what is it really? Who are the men? What are they trying to do? These questions will ultimately be subsequently added for your information.


Who are these people? Edit

The photo, which actually shows the second flag raising on Mount Suribachi, was taken by Joe Rosenthal of the Associated Press and became the most famous photo of the war.

There is four men seen in the front, and two somewhat in the back.

The Front men: left to right, Pfc. Ira Hayes, Pfc. Franklin Sousley, Navy corpsman PhM 2/c John Bradley, and Cpl. Harlon Block.

The Back two men: Sgt. Michael Strank, behind Sousley, and Pfc. Rene Gagnon, behind Bradley.

What are they doing? Edit

In the midst of World War II, five U.S. Marines and a Navy hospital corpsman, raised the flag on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, using a piece of Japanese pipe as a mast, on February 23, 1945.