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44-73639 Photo taken at North Field, Guam at the end of WWII by my father, Harold E. Gronenthal. Note B-17 at left and B-29 in background. What is the fellow doing at the right? Is he chasing the photographer away?
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A visitor from - posted Mon August 15, 2011:
What is the chin of the B-17? It looks slightly different than the normal G-model turret.

A visitor from New Zealand posted Fri July 9, 2010:
Blues skies a Mustang a B17 AND a B29. Need I say more? :-)

A visitor from Argentina posted Wed July 1, 2009:
It's a really great picture and rememorative too. I see the tail of a B-24 just behind the cockpit of the P-51. Thanks for sharing!!!

A visitor from United States posted Tue September 16, 2008:
"Look Dad I got my pilots License"

A visitor from United States posted Mon December 17, 2007:
Ed, I gotta tell you, your dad was a superb photographer. The color and resolution are remarkable for the day(1946), and are state-of-the-art. Just look at that deep blue, Pacific sky. The photo with it's period uniform and aircraft are very evocative to me, and remind me of the simpler time of my early childhood. You say perhaps the man waving his cap is warning the photographer away. I have had the photo for over a year and in that time feel like the guy is shouting,"I just got the word,we're goin' home!"

A visitor from Uruguay posted Tue August 28, 2007:
He must be de most happy men in the hole world, what else he can ask!!!???

A visitor from United States posted Mon July 23, 2007:
One rarely finds good color photos from WWII. Glad your father took these and passed them along to you. Thanks for sharing. (The fellow in the photo appears to have a camera hanging around his neck too.)

A visitor from Sweden posted Sat June 30, 2007:
One of the best photos on airliners

A visitor from Mexico posted Wed December 13, 2006:
An impressive photo *****

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