Chowtime on Ie Shima in World War 2, Pictures of the Chow Hall Tent by Lester Magnus.
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Japanese Betty Bomber Exhibit from Robert Magnus in World War 2
Robert Magnus in front of the Chow Hall on the Island of Ie Shima 9-23-1945 at Tachikawa airfield
Japn Betty Anexo Bombardero de Robert Magnus en 2 Guerra Mundial
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Dad at chow time on Ie Shima, Sept. 23, 1945
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of the island of Ie Shima.
These photos compare the runways of 1940's Ie Shima to the photos of Ie Shima today. Ie Shima was the home to the 34th Fighter Squadron in World War 2.
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Twelve O'Clock High (1949)
The wartime memories of surviving World War II bomber squadrons were still
crystal clear when this acclaimed drama was released in 1949--one of the first
postwar films out of Hollywood to treat the war on emotionally complex terms.
Framed by a postwar prologue and epilogue and told as a flashback appreciation
of wartime valor and teamwork, the film stars Gregory Peck in one of his finest
performances as a callous general who assumes command of a bomber squadron based
in England. At first, the new commander has little rapport with the 918th Bomber
Group, whose loyalties still belong with their previous commander. As they
continue to fly dangerous missions over Germany, however, the group and their
new leader develop mutual respect and admiration, until the once-alienated
commander feels that his men are part of a family--men whose bravery transcends
the rigors of rigid discipline and by-the-book leadership. The film's
now-classic climax, in which the general waits patiently for his squad to return
to base--painfully aware that they may not return at all--is one of the most
subtle yet emotionally intense scenes of any World War II drama. With Peck in
the lead and Dean Jagger doing Oscar-winning work in a crucial supporting role,
this was one of veteran director Henry King's proudest achievements, and it
still packs a strong dramatic punch. --Jeff Shannon
Willow Run B-24 manufacturing plant by Warren B. Kidder
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The B-24 Liberator was built in a factory called Willow Run in Detroit Michigan. The factory was built by Henry Ford and designed by Charles Sorensen. The willow run factory was named willow run because is it was built on the willow run creek. This is interesting because the last person to live on the willow run property was Warren Benjamin Kidder. I have spoken to Ben, personally, and he is one of the nicest people that anyone could ever meet. Ben wrote a book called Willow Run, Colossus of Industry, a book about the production of the b24 liberator, military bomber. When the factory was in full production it produced a B24 liberator every 56 minutes. This factory is one of Henry Ford 's greatest achievements. You can read more about this fantastic, very well written book by clicking here and going to the Willow Run B-24 Liberator Production Exhibit.
Thunderbolt : Republic P-47
Production P-47 Thunderbolts were in the air in early 1943, excelling in bomber escort and ground-attack bombing. P-47s were flown by the air forces of Australia, Brazil, France, the Soviet Union, and Great Britain--more than 12,000 planes in all, more than any other U.S. fighter before or since. The seventh volume in the "Living History" series. 58 color and 47 b&w photos.
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http://www.ozemail.com.au/~diving/articles/betty.htm Lots of information about the Betty Bomber
White Hawks International The Betty Bomber from the view of a P-38 Pilot
31 Betty Bombers are attacked by the F4F Wildcat
List of Plane Pictures A real nice of set of airplane pictures organized by country type
Airplanes of the Second World War
"MISSION ACCOMPLISHED" BY ROY GRINNELL A nice painting of a P-38 and a Betty Bomber.
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