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WWII South Pacific Photos

Photos from my father's photo albums from WWII

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Bomber Groups in the South Pacific

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Men assigned to armament and bomber groups.

If anyone knows the identity of any of these men, please annotate the images with their names.

Kamikaze

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These are pictures of the aftermath of a kamikaze attack.  My father told of one time a kamikaze plane crashed into their runway, doing no damage. They went out and put out the fire and found a young girl, probably about 16, had been chained to the pilot's seat and had been forced to carry out her mission.  She died in the crash.

Bomber Photos

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I believe all of these photos are of B-24 Liberator bombers. Some of the artwork on the sides of the bombers can be somewhat...explicit... so be forewarned.

Arming the planes

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Bombs and shells being loaded into the planes. If you look at the first two pictures there is writing on the bomb, with a very obvious "Tojo" written on it.  This is probably a greeting to Hideki Tojo, the Prime Minister of Japan throughout WWII, and the one who ordered the attack on Pearl Harbor. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hideki_Tojo

Flight Suit

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The flight suit used by flight crews. Note the oxygen mask.  Suits were often electrically heated.

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