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U.S. Bombs

August 13 2017 at 8:02 AM
Ron  (Login Fixair)
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I have just watched an episode of WWII in colour on Netflix. There is a passage showing armourer G.I's on bomb trolleys one of whom was playing a mouth organ and one trolley is loaded with what appear to be bombs painted yellow with black markings.

What are they exactly.

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Ron

 
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Kurt Laughlin
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HE bombs

August 13 2017, 9:09 AM 

Yellow overall was the color code before 1943.

KL

 
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Kevin Carroll
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Yellow Bomb Photo, WWII

August 13 2017, 10:47 AM 


In furtherance to Kurt's post, see photo; I am guessing the "2-42" stencil is the manufactured date. Note OD box fins. Unfortunately, I can't recall the original source....

yellowbombsWWII-vi.jpgHosted on Fotki


    
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Rich Scheuerer
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WW2 All Things That Go Boom!

August 13 2017, 12:46 PM 

For all things that went boom in WW2, here is a Navy primer on them:
https://maritime.org/doc/ordnance/index.htm
That bomb is a regular M-43 500 lb'er.
Army Ground Forces OD #9 wasn't started in the factories until March 14, 1942. Yellow was the color until that date. The US had such a large inventory that they were dropping yellow bombs in Europe until early 1943. The Doolittle Raiders used yellow bombs.


    
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Tommy H. Thomason
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Yellow WWII Bombs

August 13 2017, 4:42 PM 


 
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