The Battle of Iwo Jima is a book of photographs selected to show the course of the bloody struggle the fighting men of the Fifth Amphibious Corps waged to conquer the island fortress of Iwo Jima. The commentary is by Marvin Veronee, the naval gunfire liaison officer of the 1st Battalion, 28th Marines, Fifth Division. He landed on Green Beach on D-Day, 19 February 1945 and remained with his battalion throughout the rest of the operation.
8.5x11. 110 pages. 165 black and white photographs. Ten maps, one in full color!
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Marvin D. Veronee was born in Charleston, S.C. in 1923. When the draft was extended to include 18 year olds, he enlisted in the Navy’s V-7 program in November 1942. Upon graduation from UNC in August 1943, he was called up and entered Midshipman’s School at Notre Dame University.
He received a commision as an ensign (a "ninety days wonder")After short time aboard an APA, he was ordered to San Diego to attend naval gunfire school at the Amphibious Training Base. In August 1944, he was assigned to the Fifth Marine Division as a naval-gunfire liaison officeer.
In September, the division sailed for Hawaii to prepare for the upcoming invasion of Iwo Jima. After further training in Pearl Harbor and at Camp Tarawa, Hawaii, the division sailed in January 1945 to invade and conquer the island fortress of Iwo Jima. Ensign Veronee served with the 1st battalion 28th Marines throughout thirty-six days until the end of the operation.
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Book Description Visionary Art Publishing, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0971592829