Bomber Groups in the South Pacific
Men assigned to armament and bomber groups.
If anyone knows the identity of any of these men, please annotate the images with their names.
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.
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
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
The flight suit used by flight crews. Note the oxygen mask. Suits were often electrically heated.