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PropellerEd
01-30-2009, 05:08 AM
Found these while looking for warbird related images,..

pretty amazing stuff!

http://www.axisofinfo.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/airwar2.jpg

http://www.axisofinfo.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/a20-flak-pacific2.jpg

more here:
http://www.axisofinfo.com/2008...-ii-aviation-photos/ (http://www.axisofinfo.com/2008/05/08/dramatic-world-war-ii-aviation-photos/)

PropellerEd
01-30-2009, 05:08 AM
Found these while looking for warbird related images,..

pretty amazing stuff!

http://www.axisofinfo.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/airwar2.jpg

http://www.axisofinfo.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/a20-flak-pacific2.jpg

more here:
http://www.axisofinfo.com/2008...-ii-aviation-photos/ (http://www.axisofinfo.com/2008/05/08/dramatic-world-war-ii-aviation-photos/)

Stafroty
01-30-2009, 05:51 AM
on last pic, why didnt that still flying bomber explode or something while other crashed on water under it?

AllorNothing117
01-30-2009, 06:05 AM
Looks like it's yet to be hit by the bits of broken plane. Nice pics btw http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

general_kalle
01-30-2009, 08:26 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Stafroty:
on last pic, why didnt that still flying bomber explode or something while other crashed on water under it? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

its not il2 you know.

Sirrith
01-30-2009, 10:10 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Stafroty:
on last pic, why didnt that still flying bomber explode or something while other crashed on water under it? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
The other bomber isn't directly above the one that crashed. From the photo, I'd say its at least 20m away

VF-17_Jolly
01-30-2009, 11:55 AM
http://micom.net/oops/B-24nose-down.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/POLISH_PILOT/B-24nose-down.jpg


From Oops (http://micom.net/oops/)

Swivet
01-30-2009, 01:26 PM
What's the 2nd picture, a B25?...Pretty spectacular someone caught that on film.

BaronUnderpants
01-30-2009, 02:58 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Swivet:
What's the 2nd picture, a B25?...Pretty spectacular someone caught that on film. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Its a A-20 Havoc.


Click the link below the pic. Theres one of it just before it crashes. Horrific when one stops and think about for a sec., those inside. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

R_Target
01-30-2009, 03:40 PM
There are three pictures in the A-20 sequence (that I know of). This goes between the two already posted.

http://i40.tinypic.com/15yaomx.jpg

Enforcer572005
01-30-2009, 05:40 PM
there'S a couple more that precede those above. One of the pair attacking light boats, one gets hit and trails smoke starting to go down, then the two above. Very sudden and stark.

All of the B-24 crew were also KIA. I forget what the circumstances of that odd photo are.

Dance
02-02-2009, 12:14 PM
I knew I had a little more info on the A-20 pictures, but I had to discover who borrowed my book first http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif From 'A-20 Boston at War by William.N.Hess'.

"......made on 22 July 1944. The A-20's of the 387th Squadron, 312th Bomb Group struck the Japanes base at Kokas on the Bay of Sekar in Dutch New Guinea. The aircraft flown by Lt. James.L.Knarr, who was on his seventh mission, was hit and plunged into the water. There was no chance for Knarr and his gunner S/Sgt Charles.C.Reichly to get out."

idonno
02-02-2009, 02:25 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Enforcer572005:

All of the B-24 crew were also KIA. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It's not a B-24.

Dance
02-02-2009, 02:40 PM
Trying to find info on that Marauder, once again, can't find the book http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

eindecker
02-02-2009, 05:17 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Dance:
Trying to find info on that Marauder, once again, can't find the book http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The B-26 took a direct flack hit according to my text
from a 88mm flack gun, no survivors.

Eindecker

WTE_Galway
02-02-2009, 05:22 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by eindecker:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Dance:
Trying to find info on that Marauder, once again, can't find the book http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The B-26 took a direct flack hit according to my text
from a 88mm flack gun, no survivors.

Eindecker </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Generally a direct hit from 88mm did that.

Its really lucky the Germans abandoned work on proximity fusing for the 88 in 1940.

Apparently they felt they would not have a working production model until '43 by which stage the war would be over (Hitler gave orders to prioritise research that was immediately useful).

A functional proximity fused 88 in 1943 would have really been a thorn in the side of the 8th air force.

Dance
02-02-2009, 06:00 PM
I recall something about an 88mm direct hit, but was thinking more of the raid etc, think it was med theatre, but you know what herbs do to your short term memory, need my book! lol

DIRTY-MAC
02-02-2009, 06:01 PM
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c15/HOOTCHIE-MAMA/namnls.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c15/HOOTCHIE-MAMA/sec_V.jpg

Enforcer572005
02-02-2009, 07:07 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by idonno:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Enforcer572005:

All of the B-24 crew were also KIA. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It's not a B-24. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

WhaT???? I hate to tell you this, but that 4 engine AC on its nose above IS a B-24. I can't believe no one else on here hasn't corrected that. It's very obvious. I assume that's the AC you are talking about, because it's the one I am referring to as a B-24.

According to some books I have, the above B-29 is is dodging a ramming attack by a rare Ki-45 Nick....which I'm not at all familiar with.

The B-25 is part of a series of shots showing an run made by an Oscar who had the good sense to just leave.

idonno
02-02-2009, 09:55 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Enforcer572005:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by idonno:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Enforcer572005:

All of the B-24 crew were also KIA. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It's not a B-24. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

WhaT???? I hate to tell you this, but that 4 engine AC on its nose above IS a B-24. I can't believe no one else on here hasn't corrected that. It's very obvious. I assume that's the AC you are talking about, because it's the one I am referring to as a B-24. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I see the problem. That picture is not showing for me. It's just a square with an X, but I checked the properties and it says B-24nose-down.jpg so I'm sure that's the one you're refering to.

Choctaw111
02-02-2009, 11:37 PM
These are good photos. In this one you can clearly see the tail gunner of the lead bomber firing. See the puffs of smoke behind it.
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c15/HOOTCHIE-MAMA/namnls.jpg

Crimea_River
02-03-2009, 07:45 PM
Interesting:

Robert Taylor Painting:

http://us.st12.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/airplanepictures_2034_49670303

Photo:

http://www.axisofinfo.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/b-25-japanese-ship.jpg