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William Genaust Marine Combat Photographer Who Filmed the Iwo Jima Flag Raising 2/23/45

PipestonePetePipestonePete Posts: 1,903 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited July 27, 2017 4:33AM in Autographs Forum

Bill was killed in action 9 days later on March 4, 1945.


  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,855 ✭✭✭✭✭

    He was killed while using his movie lights to illuminate the inside of a Japanese held cave. He was apparently buried either in the cave or nearby but his body was never found.

    All glory is fleeting.
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  • PipestonePetePipestonePete Posts: 1,903 ✭✭✭✭✭

    ttt for Veteran's Day.

  • PipestonePetePipestonePete Posts: 1,903 ✭✭✭✭✭

    On this date 75 years ago.

  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,530 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 24, 2020 5:58AM

    William Genaust no doubt had his hands full that day and probably did not have the opportunity to meet many others, but among the many fellow heroes who were with him on Iwo Jima were Charles Lindberg, who helped raise the first flag, and "Woody" Williams, who earned the Medal of Honor.

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