– Photog who shot Iwo Jima flag-raising dies – Aug 21, 2006


Photog who shot Iwo Jima flag-raising dies

Joe Rosenthal won Pulitzer for iconic war image

Monday, August 21, 2006; Posted: 4:06 a.m. EDT (08:06 GMT)


SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) — Photographer Joe Rosenthal, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his immortal image of six World War II servicemen raising an American flag over battle-scarred Iwo Jima, died Sunday. He was 94.

Here’s a video of the raising of the second American Flag on Mt. Suribachi.  It was filmed by SSGT William Homer Genaust, who died on Iwo Jima nine days later.


  1. I highly recommend the book “Flags of our Fathers,” an excellent discussion of the Iwo Jima battle, the flag raising, and the men behind it all.

  2. I get misty eyed every time I see that picture.