Geezer From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 1479 posts, RR: 2 Posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5495 times:
Anyone having an interest in military aviation history, the enclosed link is to a website with 150 photographs that were taken on Iwo Jima during WW 2. Most are of P-51 Mustangs, B-29 Superforts, a few of P-61 Blackwidows, and a lot are of the officers and men who flew the planes and worked on them. Many are very hard to look at. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
ZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3526 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5434 times:
Quoting canoecarrier (Reply 1): Interesting how there seemed to be a lot of accidents where crippled B-29s would run into parked P-51s.
Iwo was an emergency landing site for B-29s that could not make it back to home base - so a lot of B-29 wrecks there. Also it appears to me that many of the photos of B-29s crashing into P-51s were of the same accident.
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HaveBlue From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2112 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5431 times:
Amazing pictures, thanks for sharing! Its well documented seeing B-17's return war torn and crash landing, but never have seen any such photos/stories of the B-29 like that so it was eye opening for sure.
allegro From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 236 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5415 times:
awesome photos ... thank you very much for sharing!
What struck me was how many planes were landed on top of when a B-29 (or whatever) landed with damage. You would think they would have moved the flight line back some ... or maybe there was not enough room?
I will never forget that these men stood on the wall and protected us, so that today my family and I can sleep safely. They are my heroes ... all of them. Greatest generation indeed!