The 34th  Fighter Squadron
Flying the P-47 Thunderbolt
from Ie Shima Island North West of Okinawa
The 34th Fighter Squadron
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I have a friend that was at Ieshima when the Japanese came in and he gave me these photos similar to the one on your web page Cal (he was on a LST like the one in you photo on the beach) said the planes were painted white with red crosses on them also in the photos is Lt. Gen. Toroshio Kawabe. I am sending the photos with a JPG ext. Noel Adair
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 These are Japanese Soldiers inspecting the Betty bomber which
apparently ran off the runway on Ie Shima
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USS Kitty Hawk Exhibit
Take a tour of the at sea operations of the aircraft carrier, the USS Kitty Hawk.  1977 - 1978
Historical Events of this West Pac Cruise
  • First West Coast Deployment of  the F-14 Tomcat.
  • First Sea Launched Operational Test of the Harpoon Antiship Missile 
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