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Sir_Zerg
03-11-2006, 11:27 AM
These are some photos my granddad took when he was on HMS Victorious (i believe) in the Pacific i am told he was a pilot in the FFA

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v373/zerg/WWII005.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v373/zerg/WWII004.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v373/zerg/WWII006.jpg

SnapdLikeAMutha
03-11-2006, 11:35 AM
Great pics - thanks very much for sharing!

RedToo
03-11-2006, 11:56 AM
Brilliant.

Thank you.

RedToo.

LEBillfish
03-11-2006, 12:02 PM
Top one be you on a ship or in a plane would make me in a very resigned fashion state.....

oh..........Cwap......

Dew-Claw
03-11-2006, 02:11 PM
I wonder just how many photo's survive from WWII that most people have never seen.

Someone should put a site together to try and collect scans of as many as possible.
Those are pictures of World History.
Knowing most have severe sentimental value to the ones that own them, they are priceless as for documenting history.
Maybe some of those owners would ike to Share the picture with the rest of the world without giving up family hierlooms.

T_O_A_D
03-11-2006, 02:25 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif TY very nice.
I added this threads link in the first post over here.

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/2291023914

mortoma
03-11-2006, 03:14 PM
Wow, is that first one a Kamikaze?? Sure is up close and personal and it looks like it's going very fast!!

Sir_Zerg
03-11-2006, 04:50 PM
Originally posted by mortoma:
Wow, is that first one a Kamikaze?? Sure is up close and personal and it looks like it's going very fast!!

i gess
i would not like to have been the 1 taking the photo

Beaufort-RAF
03-14-2006, 06:55 AM
The top pic is from Victorious on the 9th May 45' when the BPF were operating against the Sakishima Gunto.

It crashed into the deck & another hit the Vic a few mintues later.

Sir_Zerg, what was your grandfathers name?

As a pilot he may be mentioned in books concerning the FAA, especially if he was on the Palambang raids.

Enforcer572005
03-14-2006, 07:55 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

wow, those are amazing. I never knew the walrus could operate from carriers...thats a new one on me. Do you know what kind of AC he flew?

These kinds of pics are so incredible. Thanks for sharing these with us. Totally different.

Beaufort-RAF
06-04-2006, 08:22 AM
http://www.nzetc.org/etexts/WH2Navy/WH2Nav47a.jpg

leitmotiv
06-04-2006, 08:49 AM
Wow! That A6M5 termination shot was fit for THE PICTURE POST or LIFE magazine in 1945---incredible. The English armored deck carriers took several suicide hits but were able to slough them off---that photo looks like a near-death experience for your grandfather, Sir_Zerg---could have been right before a deck hit.

Heliopause
06-04-2006, 08:57 AM
Geez that's really something....thanks for posting!

R_Target
06-04-2006, 09:12 AM
Excellent pics.

leitmotiv
06-04-2006, 09:40 AM
Sir_Zerg you ought to donate negative copies of those phots to the Imperial War Museum---they are worthy of their collection.

major_setback
06-04-2006, 09:56 AM
Originally posted by Sir_Zerg:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v373/zerg/WWII004.jpg


That floatplane landing looks very tricky, you only need a gust of wind and...
With those floats attached there is a lot less clearance for the wings. The plane looks like it's dropping a wing (stall?) in the picture. I wouldn't stand so close to a landing aircraft as someone appears to be doing in the photo!
Thanks for posting those personal photos.

OD_79
06-04-2006, 12:36 PM
I think it will be taking off, it had no hook, it was then recovered from the water.

OD.

WOLFMondo
06-04-2006, 01:43 PM
My fathers father and his cousin went to the Pacific in 1944 with the Royal Navy (both pom pom gunners, both survived HMS Manchesters sinking off Tunisia) but all his pictures seem to be of young women in grass skirts and him and his mates getting pissed up.

I don't know what happened to them after he died, I think my Grandmother hid them.

Beaufort-RAF
06-07-2006, 08:48 AM
Originally posted by OD_79:
I think it will be taking off, it had no hook, it was then recovered from the water.


No, they did land on deck.

This one's just rescued a pilot off the enemy coast.

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/s.meadows37/Various/Walrus%20HMS%20Emperor.JPG

Beaufort-RAF
06-07-2006, 08:59 AM
Originally posted by leitmotiv:
Sir_Zerg you ought to donate negative copies of those phots to the Imperial War Museum---they are worthy of their collection.

Those pics have been published in books so the're available.

He may have taken them himself or it could be that the crew were able to get copies and thats why they were in his collection.


A couple of British Corsairs on US carriers.

http://www.fleetairarmarchive.net/Squadrons/Corsair_II_147P_HMSVictorious_1836sqdn_ondeckUSSEs sex_early1945.jpg
http://www.fleetairarmarchive.net/Squadrons/Corsair_KD244_135X_1842sqdn_HMSFormidable_1945.jpg

Barracudas & Corsiars on HMS Glory.

http://www.fleetairarmarchive.net/Squadrons/Glory_Barracudas837sdqn_corsairs1831sdqn_1945.jpg

HMS Formidable after being hit by a Kamikaze.

http://www.fleetairarmarchive.net/Ships/BPF/Formidable_kamikaze_May1945.jpg

justflyin
06-07-2006, 09:30 AM
Wow, very cool! Keep'em comin'!!! And thanks!!!

The shot of all the Corsairs on the HMS Glory deck is fascinating to me. I'm assuming that this is during the loading process and they are sending them below? Please forgive my carrier ignorance, as I was wondering how they were going to take-off.

WOLFMondo
06-07-2006, 09:35 AM
Thats during a launch phase. They get moved to the front one by one and launched on the steam catapult.

justflyin
06-07-2006, 09:38 AM
Originally posted by WOLFMondo:
Thats during a launch phase. They get moved to the front one by one and launched on the steam catapult.

Ah, catapults. I was thinking they needed to use the deck like we do in-game. So, that must be why I always see posts about people asking for catapults on certain carriers, eh?

Thanks for the info.

WOLFMondo
06-07-2006, 09:56 AM
Yeah, its probably the biggest fault of Pacific Fighters, no catapult to launch those heavily laden fighters. But that doesn't stop people doing carrier ops.