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Historic Photos Taken On Iwo Jima, During WW 2  
User currently offlineGeezer From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 1479 posts, RR: 2
Posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5552 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.

http://picasaweb.google.com/7thfight...oth&feat=email#5299170212186109058

Charley


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User currently offlinecanoecarrier From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2843 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5532 times:

Great photos, thanks for sharing. Interesting how there seemed to be a lot of accidents where crippled B-29s would run into parked P-51s.


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User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3565 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5491 times:
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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.

[Edited 2011-02-14 18:56:44]


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User currently offlineHaveBlue From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2121 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5488 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.


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User currently offlineallegro From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 236 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5472 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!



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User currently offlineGonzalo From Chile, joined Aug 2005, 1992 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (3 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4489 times:

Maybe a little off topic, but I think this two links could be of interest for those who actually read this topic.

Both are related with Shemya, Alaska, a little known, forgotten and frozen airstrip that play a big role in the national security of U.S. and Canada for decades.

http://community-2.webtv.net/@HH!B2!...gdonAviation/RivetBallAmberShemya/


http://www.shemya.info/More_Photos.html

Rgds.

G.

[Edited 2011-03-02 14:45:29]


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