Leave a Comment on B-17 Flying Fortress (H8-S, serial number 43-39163) nicknamed “Happy Warrior” of the 835th Bomb Squadron, 486th Bomb Group in flight with two engines aflame after being hit by flak and friendly bombs from a plane above them, 7 April 1945. The bombing altitude was 15,000′. When the lead aircraft, #84
Continue Reading... B-17 Flying Fortress (H8-S, serial number 43-39163) nicknamed “Happy Warrior” of the 835th Bomb Squadron, 486th Bomb Group in flight with two engines aflame after being hit by flak and friendly bombs from a plane above them, 7 April 1945. The bombing altitude was 15,000′. When the lead aircraft, #84
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B-17 Flying Fortress (H8-S, serial number 43-39163) nicknamed “Happy Warrior” of the 835th Bomb Squadron, 486th Bomb Group in flight with two engines aflame after being hit by flak and friendly bombs from a plane above them, 7 April 1945. The bombing altitude was 15,000′. When the lead aircraft, #84

B-17 Flying Fortress (H8-S, serial number 43-39163) nicknamed “Happy Warrior” of the 835th Bomb Squadron, 486th Bomb Group in flight…

Leave a Comment on B-25J Mitchell medium bomber (44-29600; 2Lt Francis A. Thompson) of 499th ‘Bats Outta Hell’ Bomb Squadron of 345th ‘Air Apaches’ Bomb Group attacking Japanese Type-C Escort Vessel No. 1, in Taiwan Strait south of Amoy (Xiamen), China, 6 April 1945.
Continue Reading... B-25J Mitchell medium bomber (44-29600; 2Lt Francis A. Thompson) of 499th ‘Bats Outta Hell’ Bomb Squadron of 345th ‘Air Apaches’ Bomb Group attacking Japanese Type-C Escort Vessel No. 1, in Taiwan Strait south of Amoy (Xiamen), China, 6 April 1945.
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B-25J Mitchell medium bomber (44-29600; 2Lt Francis A. Thompson) of 499th ‘Bats Outta Hell’ Bomb Squadron of 345th ‘Air Apaches’ Bomb Group attacking Japanese Type-C Escort Vessel No. 1, in Taiwan Strait south of Amoy (Xiamen), China, 6 April 1945.

B-25J Mitchell medium bomber (44-29600; 2Lt Francis A. Thompson) of 499th ‘Bats Outta Hell’ Bomb Squadron of 345th ‘Air Apaches’…

Leave a Comment on Ground crew made an ‘on the line’ check of the radio in the P-51 Mustang ‘Hot Shot Charlies’ of the 364th Fighter Group, US 383rd Fighter Squadron, RAF Honnington, England, United Kingdom, 5 April 1945.
Continue Reading... Ground crew made an ‘on the line’ check of the radio in the P-51 Mustang ‘Hot Shot Charlies’ of the 364th Fighter Group, US 383rd Fighter Squadron, RAF Honnington, England, United Kingdom, 5 April 1945.
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Ground crew made an ‘on the line’ check of the radio in the P-51 Mustang ‘Hot Shot Charlies’ of the 364th Fighter Group, US 383rd Fighter Squadron, RAF Honnington, England, United Kingdom, 5 April 1945.

Ground crew made an ‘on the line’ check of the radio in the P-51 Mustang ‘Hot Shot Charlies’ of the…

Leave a Comment on Six TBM-3 Avengers of Torpedo Squadron 6 flying from the carrier USS Hancock (CV-19) during a raid on Amami-O-Shima in the Okinawa Campaign, 4 April 1945.
Continue Reading... Six TBM-3 Avengers of Torpedo Squadron 6 flying from the carrier USS Hancock (CV-19) during a raid on Amami-O-Shima in the Okinawa Campaign, 4 April 1945.
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Six TBM-3 Avengers of Torpedo Squadron 6 flying from the carrier USS Hancock (CV-19) during a raid on Amami-O-Shima in the Okinawa Campaign, 4 April 1945.

Six TBM-3 Avengers of Torpedo Squadron 6 flying from the carrier USS Hancock (CV-19) during a raid on Amami-O-Shima in…

Leave a Comment on U.S. Navy TBM-3 Avenger, Composite Squadron 84 (VC 84), on the catapult aboard escort carrier USS Makin Island (CVE-93), 3 April 1945.
Continue Reading... U.S. Navy TBM-3 Avenger, Composite Squadron 84 (VC 84), on the catapult aboard escort carrier USS Makin Island (CVE-93), 3 April 1945.
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U.S. Navy TBM-3 Avenger, Composite Squadron 84 (VC 84), on the catapult aboard escort carrier USS Makin Island (CVE-93), 3 April 1945.

U.S. Navy TBM-3 Avenger, Composite Squadron 84 (VC 84), on the catapult aboard escort carrier USS Makin Island (CVE-93), 3…

Leave a Comment on U.S. Marine F4U-1D Corsair of fighter squadron VMF-224 on the catapult ready to launch from the Casablanca-class escort carrier USS Sitkoh Bay (CVE-86), March 28, 1945.
Continue Reading... U.S. Marine F4U-1D Corsair of fighter squadron VMF-224 on the catapult ready to launch from the Casablanca-class escort carrier USS Sitkoh Bay (CVE-86), March 28, 1945.
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U.S. Marine F4U-1D Corsair of fighter squadron VMF-224 on the catapult ready to launch from the Casablanca-class escort carrier USS Sitkoh Bay (CVE-86), March 28, 1945.

U.S. Marine F4U-1D Corsair of fighter squadron VMF-224 on the catapult ready to launch from the Casablanca-class escort carrier USS…

Leave a Comment on USAF ground personnel from the 76th Fighter Interceptor Squadron load air to air AIM 4-D Falcon infrared guided missiles and 2.75″ (70 mm) unguided folding fin aerial rockets on a F-89H Scorpion wing tip pods. Feb 18th, 1959. (1205×815)
Continue Reading... USAF ground personnel from the 76th Fighter Interceptor Squadron load air to air AIM 4-D Falcon infrared guided missiles and 2.75″ (70 mm) unguided folding fin aerial rockets on a F-89H Scorpion wing tip pods. Feb 18th, 1959. (1205×815)
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USAF ground personnel from the 76th Fighter Interceptor Squadron load air to air AIM 4-D Falcon infrared guided missiles and 2.75″ (70 mm) unguided folding fin aerial rockets on a F-89H Scorpion wing tip pods. Feb 18th, 1959. (1205×815)

USAF ground personnel from the 76th Fighter Interceptor Squadron load air to air AIM 4-D Falcon infrared guided missiles and…

Leave a Comment on front fuselage of Flak-Bait which served with the 449th Bombardment Squadron, 322nd Bombardment Group, Eighth and Ninth Air Forces
Continue Reading... front fuselage of Flak-Bait which served with the 449th Bombardment Squadron, 322nd Bombardment Group, Eighth and Ninth Air Forces
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front fuselage of Flak-Bait which served with the 449th Bombardment Squadron, 322nd Bombardment Group, Eighth and Ninth Air Forces

front fuselage of Flak-Bait which served with the 449th Bombardment Squadron, 322nd Bombardment Group, Eighth and Ninth Air Forces (i.redd.it)…

Leave a Comment on USAAF North American P-51D Mustangs of the 531st Fighter Squadron lined up at South Field, Iwo Jima, March 25, 1945.
Continue Reading... USAAF North American P-51D Mustangs of the 531st Fighter Squadron lined up at South Field, Iwo Jima, March 25, 1945.
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USAAF North American P-51D Mustangs of the 531st Fighter Squadron lined up at South Field, Iwo Jima, March 25, 1945.

USAAF North American P-51D Mustangs of the 531st Fighter Squadron lined up at South Field, Iwo Jima, March 25, 1945….

Leave a Comment on Skyhawks of No. 75 Squadron RNZAF parked near USAF aircraft during Exercise Cope Thunder ’84-7. [2783×1620]
Continue Reading... Skyhawks of No. 75 Squadron RNZAF parked near USAF aircraft during Exercise Cope Thunder ’84-7. [2783×1620]
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Skyhawks of No. 75 Squadron RNZAF parked near USAF aircraft during Exercise Cope Thunder ’84-7. [2783×1620]

Skyhawks of No. 75 Squadron RNZAF parked near USAF aircraft during Exercise Cope Thunder ’84-7. [2783×1620] (i.redd.it) submitted by Aethelredditor…