Aired Thursday June 17, 7:00am - 8:00amon Smithsonian Channel SD

The Unknown Flag Raiser of Iwo Jima

An enduring, iconic image of WWII is the 1945 photo of five US Marines raising the American flag during the Battle of Iwo Jima. One was misidentified, but modern technology has been used to reveal who he was.

Documentary / History / Special
Original air date
Cast and crew
  • Brian O'TooleDirector
  • Gene HackmanNarrator