Collector Sues Intrepid Museum Over War Photos





A history enthusiast has sued the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, claiming it lost several of his World War II-era photographs, including the shot of the flag raising on Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima.

The man, Rodney Hilton Brown, says the photos were part of the World War II memorabilia that he lent to the museum, which is sited on a retired aircraft carrier usually docked in the Hudson River, initially in 1995 and again in 2005.

Mr. Brown, a mortgage broker who collects historical artifacts as a hobby, said that at least 8 of 52 pictures were missing when the museum returned his collection to his vacation home in Fairhaven, Mass., in November 2006.


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