Who are the men in the famous flag-raising photo at Iwo Jima?

Iwo Jima flag raisersAssociated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal won a Pulitzer Prize in 1945 for the the photo of the Iwo Jima flag-raising. The men in the photo are (left to right): Ira H. Hayes, Franklin R. Sousley, John H. Bradley, and Harlon H. Block. Two other men, Michael Strank and Rene A. Gagnon, are in the background. Bradley was an Appleton resident.


World Book Encyclopedia (2000), vol. I, p. 525; Post-Crescent, 5-29-1988, C-15.


The web site IwoJima.com presents pictures and biographies of the Flag Raisers.

Photo imported from the American Treasures of the Library of Congress.