The first to take-off of the U.S.S. Hornet on April 18, 1942, is the last to land.
Iwo Jima - A Challenge of Mountainous Proportions
The invasion of Iwo Jima was a challenge of mountainous proportions - in the shape of Mount Suribachi. It was a strategic stronghold that the Japanese were desperate to defend.
From the Series: Pacific War in Color: Fire From the Sky