7.14.2004


ENLARGE THE PHOTO


Rocket Attack
undated U.S. Marine Corps photo

Two of the International Harvester 4 by 4 trucks of the 3rd Rocket Detachment, assigned to the 27th Marines, are shown in action on Iwo Jima. Note that some of the Marines are standing with their fingers in their ears to protect their hearing from the noise of the launch. The detachment fired a total of 14,358 rockets during the Iwo Jima battle.

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