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Flag Raising, Shuri Castle, Okinawa, 1 June 1945 | by Archives Branch, USMC History Division
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Flag Raising, Shuri Castle, Okinawa, 1 June 1945

The caption on this photograph reads "The Stars and Stripes on Shuri Castle-Marine Lieutenant Colonel R.P. Ross, Jr., of Frederick, Md., plants the American flag on one of the remaining ramparts of ancient Shuri castle on Okinawa. This banner was the same that the First Marine Division raised at Cape Gloucester and at Peleliu. The flagpole is a Japanese staff that was battered and bent by American shellfire."

 

From the Photograph Collection (COLL/3948), Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections

 

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Taken on June 1, 1945