Today is the 75th anniversary of the start of the battle of Iwo Jima. Above Marines land on the beach in a photo I have never seen before.
Rock Island Auction marked the day with a great post on their instagram account. Below is a picture of the M1911 and “SECRET” marked map of Iwo Jima owned by USMC Sgt. Arthur J. Kiely who photographed and fought throughout the campaign. It’s going up for auction this April.
If you want to read about one of the rifles used by the Japanese, I wrote about a Type 99 last year.