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    Here are some photos from WWII that were recently found in Kodak WWII camera in Britain sent to me by a friend.

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    More in one of my albums.

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    Great Photos Darryl however & not wanting to "rain on your parade" I am really sure all those pics could not have been found on one Kodak Camera. They are all too far apart in time & war zones & one is in colour so it alone could not have been in the same camera!


    Notwithstanding that they are still great pics for which I thank you.

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    That is what I thought also but who knows

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    Great....thanks for posting these!

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    Great pictures anyways.

    Any idea if those destroyed DD & the battleship in the pictures are American ones?

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    I'm pretty sure that picture is the drydock at Pearl harbor after the battle.

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    Kodak cameras of the era were one roll of film item (color or black & white - no way both), not high quality film either. Most of these pictures seem to be from magazines or books.


    Snow on deck. USS Philippine Sea North Pacific 1945

    You can see where the photo in the Kodak roll, is a xerox copy from a book or magazine as the lines of text show through the clear area of the picture.

    Photo #: 80-G-19943

    Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941


    The wrecked destroyers USS Downes (DD-375) and USS Cassin (DD-372) in Drydock One at the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, soon after the end of the Japanese air attack. Cassin has capsized against Downes.
    USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) is astern, occupying the rest of the drydock. The torpedo-damaged cruiser USS Helena (CL-50) is in the right distance, beyond the crane. Visible in the center distance is the capsized USS Oklahoma (BB-37), with USS Maryland (BB-46) alongside. Smoke is from the sunken and burning USS Arizona (BB-39), out of view behind Pennsylvania. USS California (BB-44) is partially visible at the extreme left.
    This image has been attributed to Navy Photographer's Mate Harold Fawcett.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives collection
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    I think this SM79s were of the famous 193° a Squadriglia of 87° Gruppo Bombardamento Terrestre with the "electric little man" as badge. Their motto was "Ardisco, colpisco, meninfischio". Putted into operation on Malta since the summer of '40 they were the only S79 to work with the X ° Fliegerkorps (CAT) Germany in the spring of '41,
    It is also distinguished for strenuous and exhausting naval escorts to convoys to and from Africa on coverage antiship and antisubmarine warfare. They bombed Tripoli, Beirut, Tobruk. Their main bases in Italy were Sciacca and Castelvetrano.

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    I think a Macchi of 71 squad 1° Wing in North Africa (Nov '41 - Jun '42)

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    Al,
    Ref the photo of the USS Philippine Sea, I'm happy with all the Corsairs, but can you identify the non-gull winged, bubble-canopied aircraft on the right of the picture which looks similar to an A-1 Skyraider?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldrick62 View Post
    Al,
    Ref the photo of the USS Philippine Sea, I'm happy with all the Corsiars, but can you identify the non-gull winged, bubble-canopied aircraft on the right of the picture which looks similar to an A-1 Skyraider?
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    That would be a Skyraider, why? The date might be a bit off, maybe this is a Korean War or postwar deck photo. I have seen it before.

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    Ok, that all fits with this from Wiki: 'In December 1946, after a designation change to AD-1, delivery of the first production aircraft to a fleet squadron was made to VA-19A.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldrick62 View Post
    Al,
    Ref the photo of the USS Philippine Sea, I'm happy with all the Corsairs, but can you identify the non-gull winged, bubble-canopied aircraft on the right of the picture which looks similar to an A-1 Skyraider?
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    Grumman F8F Bearcat

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grumman_F8F_Bearcat

    Service history

    Philippine Sea commissioned on 11 May 1946, when Rear Admiral Morton Deyo placed the ship under the command of Captain Delbert Strother Cornwell at the Boston Navy Yard in South Boston, Massachusetts. The ship remained drydocked at the yard for two weeks before sailing for Naval Air Station Quonset Point on 13 June. However, a shortage of men following the post-World War II demobilization forced her to remain at reduced operational status until 23 September when she embarked for sea trials.[8]
    Returning from trials on 27 September, the carrier embarked Carrier Air Group 20,[8] which flew two squadrons of F8F Bearcat fighter aircraft as well as a squadron each of SB2C Helldiver dive bombers and TBM-3E Avenger torpedo bombers, about 90 aircraft total.[12] She left port 30 September and commenced training en route to Norfolk, Virginia. CVG-20 Commander Robert M. Milner made the first takeoff from the carrier on 1 October aboard a Bearcat.

    So photo date is a bit off, but no Skyraiders yet.

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    Al,

    Nice bit of digging; maybe it's the camera angle, but to me the fuselage looks too long for a Bearcat. In either case, definitely post-VJ Day!

    Looks like the story given to Grumpybear is a good bit of Blarney. http://www.historicalballinrobe.com/...th__0p14p.aspx

    Still, there are some great pictures in there (possibly even some Pultizer Prize entrants)!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wargamer View Post
    So photo date is a bit off, but no Skyraiders yet.
    Um -- that most definitely *is* a Skyraider; the fuselage is the wrong shape for a Bearcat, the cockpit's too far forward, and there's too many underwing hardpoints.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grumman_F8F_Bearcat -- the top and bottom edges of the fuselage remain mostly parallel, over a short distance, and the fuselage bottom is rounded much the same as the top; the cockpit leading-edge is about level with the middle of the wing; and there's hardly any hardpoints.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_A-1_Skyraider -- fuselage is longer, fuselage bottom is more squared-off than the top; the cockpit leading-edge is practically flush with the engine cowling; and the underside of the wing is practically a solid mass of hardpoints.

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    So tis, my error. Obviously this pic is from a lot further in the future than the 1945 bs. Which makes the "kodak roll" even more in error as it is the wrong war then. Korea as opposed to WW2.


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    Quote Originally Posted by csadn View Post
    Um -- that most definitely *is* a Skyraider; the fuselage is the wrong shape for a Bearcat, the cockpit's too far forward, and there's too many underwing hardpoints.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grumman_F8F_Bearcat -- the top and bottom edges of the fuselage remain mostly parallel, over a short distance, and the fuselage bottom is rounded much the same as the top; the cockpit leading-edge is about level with the middle of the wing; and there's hardly any hardpoints.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_A-1_Skyraider -- fuselage is longer, fuselage bottom is more squared-off than the top; the cockpit leading-edge is practically flush with the engine cowling; and the underside of the wing is practically a solid mass of hardpoints.
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    Great find. Thanks for the album. Here's one I thought was a tough shot.

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