465th Fighter Squadron plane ID help

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  1. okidonn

    okidonn New Member

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    I have an album of photos from a GI that was with the 465th Fighter Squadron on IE Shima and Okinawa in 1945-46 and need some help in identifying some of the planes in his photos. I don’t think that all the planes were part of the 465th since some appear to be bombers and even a seaplane. Most have nose art and if you know any history for those specific planes I would be interested in hearing about that also.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

    465th Fighter Squadron
    Activated on 12 Oct 1944. Inactivated on 24 May 1946.
    Assignments. 507th Fighter Group, 12 Oct 1944-24 May 1946
    Stations: Ie Shima, 24 Jun 1945; Yontan, Okinawa, 29 Jan-24 May 1946


    pfso045.jpg pfso004.jpg pfso023.jpg pfso038.jpg pfso041.jpg pfso043.jpg pfso044.jpg
     
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    Great pics!
    Sorry I can't help with identifying the units, although someone here might be able to, but, from top to bottom the aircraft are:-
    B24 Liberator
    P38 Lightning
    P61 Black Widow (night fighter).
    P47N Thunderbolt
    PBY Catalina
    B24 Liberator
    P47 Thunderbolt.
    It's likely that, at the time, a number of units were either stationed on the base, or passing through.
     
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    Info on Windy City Kity: WINDY CITY KITTY (V2) (PIC 3)

    Cocktail Hour was a B-24J-160-CO Serial Number 44-40428 assigned to the 43rd Bombardment Group, 64th Bombardment Squadron.
     
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    Thanks very much for the plane ID help
     
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