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AWL_Spinner
03-09-2010, 01:47 PM
This is an amazing album of personal photographs from Iwo Jima, all with very interesting and highly descriptive captions.

Picasa Album (http://picasaweb.google.com/7thfighter/IwoJima?authkey=Gv1sRgCIW06db_6oth&feat=email#)

A sample below!



Returning from a strike over Tokyo, this B-29 of the 21st Bomber Command came into Iwo Jima for an emergency landing. Brakes on the Superfort locked and the huge plane careened into the flight line, plowed through four Mustang fighters, and burst into flames. Two members of the crew were hospitalized for burns, two others suffered minor burns end the remainder escaped unhurt. Men in the foreground crouch behind a jeep to avoid exploding ammunition.

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_jcNQzBZlLiE/SYpozyVNwlI/AAAAAAAAJwM/cUKKf1hUwdM/s1024/20thaf_A42693_iwo_b29_crash.jpg

AWL_Spinner
03-09-2010, 01:47 PM
This is an amazing album of personal photographs from Iwo Jima, all with very interesting and highly descriptive captions.

Picasa Album (http://picasaweb.google.com/7thfighter/IwoJima?authkey=Gv1sRgCIW06db_6oth&feat=email#)

A sample below!


<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Returning from a strike over Tokyo, this B-29 of the 21st Bomber Command came into Iwo Jima for an emergency landing. Brakes on the Superfort locked and the huge plane careened into the flight line, plowed through four Mustang fighters, and burst into flames. Two members of the crew were hospitalized for burns, two others suffered minor burns end the remainder escaped unhurt. Men in the foreground crouch behind a jeep to avoid exploding ammunition. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_jcNQzBZlLiE/SYpozyVNwlI/AAAAAAAAJwM/cUKKf1hUwdM/s1024/20thaf_A42693_iwo_b29_crash.jpg

F19_Orheim
03-09-2010, 01:58 PM
as a flight nerd and a photography enthusiast... wow... thanx!

F19_Orheim
03-09-2010, 02:01 PM
I especially enjoyed this pic...

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_jcNQzBZlLiE/S29rAOCE8vI/AAAAAAAAKyA/vM72OeGX0X8/s640/342-FH-3A42742_44-69703_497th_bg.jpg

excellent composition

Uufflakke
03-09-2010, 03:06 PM
Don't wanna be a partypooper but it's the 3rd time in a few weeks time I see these Iwo Jima images here. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Choctaw111
03-09-2010, 03:21 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Uufflakke:
Don't wanna be a partypooper but it's the 3rd time in a few weeks time I see these Iwo Jima images here. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I was going to say the same thing.
My grandfather was here at my home last Tuesday and I went to his home today. Of course we wound up talking about the battle there.

AWL_Spinner
03-09-2010, 04:02 PM
Whoops, sorry, I checked the first couple of pages. I should be a bit more thorough.

At least they were new to F19_Orheim!

F19_Orheim
03-09-2010, 04:11 PM
yep... would have missed it otherwise as I tend to drop in here too seldom these days... so Thanx again http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif