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SSGT William Homer Genaust
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SSGT William Homer Genaust

  • Birth 1907 Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
  • Death 4 Mar 1945 Iwo Jima, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
  • Cenotaph Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
  • Plot Courts of the Missing
  • Memorial ID 6231875

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


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Erik Lander
  • Added: 2 Mar 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6231875
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT William Homer Genaust (1907–4 Mar 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6231875, citing Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .