SGT William Homer Genaust

SGT William Homer Genaust

Birth
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Death 4 Mar 1945 (aged 38)
Iwo Jima, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
Memorial Site* Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

Plot Courts of the Missing
Memorial ID 6231875 · View Source
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United States Marine Corps 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 SGT William Homer Genaust (12 Oct 1906–4 Mar 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6231875, citing Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .