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William Homer Genaust
Birth: 1907
Minneapolis
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Mar. 4, 1945
Iwo Jima
Tokyo Metropolis, Japan

United States Marine Corps Staff Sergeant. War Correspondent. He filmed the raising of the second American Flag on Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima on February 23, 1945. Nine days after he filmed the flag raising, he was shot and killed by Japanese soldiers hiding in a cave. Because bulldozers sealed the cave his body was not recovered. (bio by: Erik Lander) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Herman Genaust (1868 - 1920)
  Jessie Genaust (1881 - 1947)
 
 Sibling:
  G Franklin Genaust (1904 - 1974)*
  William Homer Genaust (1907 - 1945)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Honolulu Memorial *
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Plot: Courts of the Missing
*Cenotaph [?]
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Erik Lander
Record added: Mar 02, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6231875
William Homer Genaust
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William Homer Genaust
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William Homer Genaust
Added by: Jeff Hall
 
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God bless you sir, and may He hold you forever in the palm of His hand.
- Frank R. Adamski
 Added: May. 19, 2016

- Lillian
 Added: Mar. 4, 2016
You will never be forgotten! I saw a documentary on your war photography, along with other films you shot. Rest in eternal peace, Bill. Semper Fi!
- sjm
 Added: Mar. 4, 2016
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