U.S. Marines during amphibious assault on Iwo Jima in World War II
Iwo Jima Date:1945 Duration:1 min 22 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. Marines during invasion of Iwo Jima in World War 2. Marines carry wounded on litters to Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel (LCVP) AKA Higgins boats, waiting in the surf. Higgins boats; an LCI(G) gunboat; and a Fletcher-class destroyer are seen, offshore, in the background. A double column of marines marching with full field gear along a dirt road. They pass other marines climbing aboard a DUKW headed in the opposite direction. Marines lift a jeep from a DUKW, and place it on the ground, using an A-Frame crane hoist installed on another DUKW. Sequence shifts to the beach, where wounded are seen in a Higgins boat. Coast guard crewmen close the ramp door of the boat so it can proceed away from the shore. Gunboats and ships in background. Next, a Higgins boat hits the beach and marines climb out through the surf, carrying ammunition boxes. They are followed by a jeep driving off the boat. In this same scene, other Higgins boats are seen heading to the shore and the Fletcher-class destroyer, and gun boats are visible in the background. A Higgins boat from the USS Lenawee (APA-195) hits the beach and marines rush ashore from it carrying spools of communications wire and other supplies.
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