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woofiedog
12-06-2007, 06:10 PM
A few video clips from Youtube showing some aircraft graveyards.

http://warbirds-online.org/images/noseart-b29-PeaceOnEarth.jpg

Airplane Graveyard April 1946 (http://youtube.com/watch?v=tqbUG0dmxfk&feature=related)

Aircraft Graveyard (http://youtube.com/watch?v=Xf50pATfDLk&feature=related)


Flying Fortress Nose Art (http://youtube.com/watch?v=dZ-LVaUSg50&feature=related)

Liberator Nose Art (http://youtube.com/watch?v=WBhlaBrDA9k&feature=related)

Color Film... Consolidated B-24 Liberator Documentary (http://youtube.com/watch?v=NLcs1XQLT9o&feature=related)


USS Enterprise (CV6) Trip to Scrap Yard 58' (http://youtube.com/watch?v=RQpOQA3xbjg&feature=related)

Dive Bombers Attack the USS Enterprise (http://youtube.com/watch?v=kFXcnUtMT4A&feature=related)

brewens
12-06-2007, 07:05 PM
Some great nose art.
My dads PB4Y was in just plain white stenciled letters. "Momentary Dysentery"

woofiedog
12-06-2007, 08:15 PM
Here is a link of US Navy Patrol Squadrons... down near the bottom of the page are some links for the PB4Y Squadron's.

VP - Patrol Squadron. "...While many patrol squadrons were ID'd as "VP" at the beginning of WWII, by about mid-'42 the designation changed to "VB" for those who were considered bombing squadrons. The Navy squadrons receiving the PB4Y-1 Liberators, while initially having the old "VP" squadron ID attached from the PBY's, were known as "VB" squadrons until 30 September '44. From 1 Oct '44 forward, all Liberator and later Privateer squadrons were known as "VPB" squadrons, Patrol Bombing. With several of the war time PB4Y squadrons disestablished, the old squadron designator "VP" came back and took up with the WWII numbering (for example VPB-106 became VP-106) until mid '46..."

US Navy Patrol Squad's (http://www.vpnavy.com/vpnavy_glossary.html)

Aircarft Directory (http://www.vpnavy.com/aircraft.html)

erco415
12-06-2007, 09:55 PM
Dang that's sad... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

Waldo.Pepper
12-06-2007, 11:48 PM
Re
US Navy Patrol Squadrons

I think I posted this before, but because it is so on topic here comes again.

http://www.history.navy.mil/branches/dictvol1.htm
http://www.history.navy.mil/branches/dictvol2.htm

I made them into the two volumes as pdf already. If anyone wants them whistle.

Thanks for the links. Sad on a few levels.

Esel1964
12-07-2007, 01:58 AM
Great stuff Woofie,I love the nose art.My high school German teacher flew a B-29 called 'Rusty Dusty',and my grandfather worked at the Consolidated plant on B-24's in Ft. Worth during the war.

Nice post,still abit sad,when you think of all the lost 'gems'!

woofiedog
12-07-2007, 03:12 AM
Waldo.Pepper... Thank's for the additional links... will have to spend a bit of time going through these at a later date. Mint

Esel1964/erco415... still abit sad,when you think of all the lost 'gems'!

Most people at the time wanted to leave the war years behind them... many items were just dumped into the sea.

It's Very Sad to see the scrapping of the likes of the USS Enterprise that fought it's way across the Pacific battles. Only to become a beer can or other scrap metal product in the end.

erco415
12-07-2007, 09:08 AM
Oh, I know folks wanted to move on, and what where people going to do with all those planes anyway, but to think of all the drama that occurred in those airframes. Heroism, cowardice, comedy, tragedy, and so much more. Then to see the planes lined up and nothing more than so much scrap. I saw a display of nose art salvaged from some of these planes at the CAF museum, and it was remarkably powerful. If only more had been saved or at least catalogued.

Haigotron
12-07-2007, 07:05 PM
nice vids woofie!

kinda sad indeed, row after row of those magnificent machines, to think at a time there were so many of them, now they're all but extinct

and that camera footage with the dive bombers was intense!