March 1945, Iwo Jima. At Iwo Jima Airfield #1 a flight nurse talks with wounded Marines who are about to be evacuated by airplane. Mount Surabachi, from which the U.S. flag was first flown ten days before, can be seen in the background. This photograph is one of many taken by Milwaukee photographer Dickey Chapelle during the prolonged battle for Iwo Jima. She was present within nine days of the first Marine landing.
Dickey Chapelle was later killed in the Vietnam War but not before leaving us with a legacy of amazing photographs.
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Photo Credit: Wisconsin Historical Society
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