Undermining an underground tunnel on Hill 382 on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima.
Defending the island, the Japanese garrison used a ramified network of underground tunnels for attacks against US troops, causing them a significant loss in manpower and military equipment. To destroy the Japanese and avoid their own losses, the Americans exploded the discovered tunnels.
Location: Iwajima, Japan
Date: March 1945
Author: Eugene W. Smith