Capturing Iwo Jima


Five envelopes stand out as having a single theme depict the capture of Iwo Jima, a turning point for the Allies of World War II.


First in a Series of Taking Over a Japanese Island


The first drawing shows the island with a Japanese flag flying over it.


Second, Smoke from the Bombs


The second shows fire and smoke clouds rising from the island.


Next The Real Amada Came


 The third shows the 'Real Armada,' as Mr. Maurice described it, with a multitude of bombers flying over the smoke filled island.


Damaged Island


The fourth shows the Naval Armada bringing troops and the smoke is clearing.


Island Captured with the American Flag


 Last is the island is cleared of smoke and an American flag now flying over it as a bomber is flying away.