A critically wounded U.S. Marine lies in a field hospital waiting treatment during the Battle of Iwo Jima. Note the tag affixed to his lapel, which classifies his need for treatment as "urgent". Iwo Jima, Bonin Islands, Japan. February 1945. Image taken by Dickey Chapelle.
Japanese Navy ordered to execute all Allied personnel captured at sea! Today in WW2 history 3/20/43. That order was well on the mind of this brave naval aviator as he floated for hours in his inflatable raft hoping for rescue. Rescue that came, when a US submarine periscope appeared on the surface. His TBM Avenger torpedo bomber had caught fire after taking heavy anti-aircraft fire in the Pacific's Bonin Islands. Recognize him?