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Prepared for CINCPAC-CINCPOA by 64th Engr. Top. Bn. USAFICPA / Installations overlay prepared by AC of S,G2 Fleet Marine Force, Pacific and Intelligence Section Amphibious Forces Pacific, IWO JIMA VOLCANO ISLANDS [:] SPECIAL AIR AND GUNNERY TARGET MAP. [Prob. Hawaii], mid-late November, 1944.

Detailed late-1944 map prepared for the bombardment of Iwo Jima

A rare “Secret” “Special Air and Gunnery Target Map” map of Iwo Jima prepared in anticipation of the February 19, 1945 U.S. invasion of the island. The map shows the landing zones on the southeastern and southwestern beaches of the island, and, most importantly, the Japanese defensive installations throughout the island in minute detail… at […]

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[Aerial reconnaissance photograph of the northern tip of Iwo Jima island.] [Iwo Jima]: March 8, 1945 [stamped].

Original aerial recon photograph of Iwo Jima, taken during the battle

A rare and fascinating visual artifact from World War II, being a wartime aerial reconnaissance photograph of Iwo Jima stamped March 8, 1945, thus documenting part of the island while the American invasion was fully underway. The photograph This rare aerial reconnaissance photograph shows the area around Kitano Point, at the northern end of the island, with breakers […]

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[Aerial reconnaissance photograph of the northern tip of Iwo Jima island.] [Iwo Jima]: January 12, 1945.

Original aerial recon photograph of Iwo Jima, from just before the invasion

An amazing visual artifact from the Second World War, being an aerial reconnaissance photograph of Iwo Jima island stamped January 12, 1945, thus documenting the savage pre-invasion bombardment of the island. The image This rare aerial reconnaissance photograph covers several square miles of the northern end of Iwo Jima, with breakers along the beaches clearly visible at […]

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Intelligence Section, Amphibious Forces Pacific, BEACH DIAGRAM [:] SOUTHWESTERN BEACHES, IWO JIMA. [with:] BEACH DIAGRAM [:] SOUTHEASTERN BEACHES, IWO JIMA. [Prob. Hawaii, early 1945.]

“Secret” beach diagrams prepared for the Iwo Jima landing

Two very rare color-printed views of the southern beaches of Iwo Jima, the southwestern section of which served as a potential landing area for the U.S. Marine Corps, and the southeastern of which served as the actual landing area. Both bear the “SECRET” classification. Iwo Jima, whose name translates as “Sulfur Island,” was an important midway point between […]

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Prepared by Intelligence Section Amphibious Forces, Pacifc, CONFIDENTIAL INTELLIGENCE MAP IWO JIMA I. VOLCANO ISLANDS INSTALLATIONS AS OF 2 SEPT. 44 SHOWN IN MAGENTA. [Hawaii?], October 15, 1944.

Rare “TOP SECRET” map of Iwo Jima prepared for the American invasion

A rare “Top Secret” intelligence map of Iwo Jima prepared in anticipation of the February 19, 1945 U.S. invasion. The map shows Japanese defensive installations throughout the island in minute detail… at least as they were known to American forces before the battle. Background Iwo Jima, whose name translates as “Sulfur Island,” was an important midway […]

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Prepared for CINCPAC-CINCPOA by 64th Engr. Top. Bn. USAFICPA / Installations overlay prepared by AC of S,G2 Fleet Marine Force, Pacific and Intelligence Section Amphibious Forces Pacific, IWO JIMA VOLCANO ISLANDS [:] SPECIAL AIR AND GUNNERY TARGET MAP. [Prob. Hawaii], mid-late November, 1944.

“SECRET” Situation Map of Iwo Jima prepared for the American invasion

A rare “Secret” situation map of Iwo Jima prepared in anticipation of the February 19, 1945 U.S. invasion of the island. The map shows the landing zones on the southeastern and southwestern beaches of the island, and, most importantly, the Japanese defensive installations throughout the island in minute detail… at least as they were known […]

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1633rd Engineering Photomapping Platoon / Intelligence section (G-2) of Fleet Marine Force Pacific / 64th Engineering Topographical Battalion, SPECIAL AIR AND GUNNERY TARGET MAP SCALE 1 : 10,000 [:] G-2 BEACH MAP”A” INSTRUCTIONS PREPARED BY AC of S,G-2 FLEET MARINE FORCE, PACIFIC 28 OCTOBER 1944 FROM PHOTOGRAPHS TO 1 SEPT. 1944 SITUATION TO 25 SEPT. 1944. [Hawaii?], October 28, 1944.

“Secret” 1944 map of Iwo Jima prepared for the American invasion

A rare secret “situation map” of Iwo Jima prepared in anticipation of the February 19, 1945 U.S. invasion. The map shows the landing zones on the island’s southeastern and southwestern beaches and, most importantly, Japanese defensive installations throughout the island in minute detail… at least as they were known to American forces before the battle. […]

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