A reference gallery of USMC Alpha Service Coats and Navy Corpsman Jumpers and field gear from WWI, WWII, the Korea War and the Viet Nam War.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
1950's Attack on Iwo Jima?
Is this a correspondent photo of an alternate WWII reality? This was one of those photos that made me double and triple check the details. This is a photo of one of the many training assaults on Iwo Jima done in the 1950's and 1960's. At first glance one would think that it is a Battle Of Iwo Jima photo, but upon looking at the details such as the boots and field equipment it is a much later photo. Until Johnson Administration gave back Iwo in 1968, Iwo served as a training area for amphibious assaults.