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Re: Army P-47's at Saipan

October 19 2016 at 8:51 PM
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Jacques  (no login)


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In this must-see video,https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxyEY9d3Aqg with (Australian?) commentary, the celebrated mission of the P-47s taking off from the two "Jeep Carriers" can be seen - additional footage to that of the video linked in the previous post.
From 26:25 onward "Jugs" of the 318th Fighter Wing, USAAF can be seen assembling at Bellows Field Oahu, loading onto the CVEs at PH, catapulting off, and also operations from the newly-captured fields on Saipan. Of interest is arming of the planes with rockets, 50-cal ammo, and in particular, napalm (the first planes to use it in combat? - really?)

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Jacques

 
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