Braving Japanese sniper fire, Lt. Col. Richard P. Ross, Jr., commander of 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, places on American flag on a parapet of Shuri castle on May 29, 1945. The castle is a former enemy stronghold in southern Okinawa in the Ryukyu (Loochoo chain), situated 375 miles from Japan. This flag was first raised over Cape Gloucester and then Peleliu.
Flag Raised Over Shuri Castle, 1945
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