battle of midway gallery

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  1. jrk

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    here is my personal gallery of the american aircraft that took part in the battle of midway.

    martin b-26 marauder
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    b-17 flying fortress
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    douglas tbd deverstator
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    grumman f4f4 wildcat
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    vought sikorsky sb2u vindicator
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    douglas sbd-a-24 dauntless
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    grumman tbf avenger
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    consolidated pby catalina
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    and here are the carriers starting with the americans

    uss enterprise
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    uss hornet
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    uss yorktown
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    and heres the japanese carriers

    akagi
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    hiryu
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    kaga
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    soryu
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    sorry meant to put this in earlier.brewster f2a buffalo
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    when i have more time i,ll get back here with the japanese planes.
     
  2. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
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    Nice pics jrk!
     
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    Yes, very nice!
     
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    Here's my father after the Battle of Midway, photo taken aboard Hornet where most of the VF-3 pilots ended up.

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    And a shot of him launching from Yorktown on the morning CAP 4 June 42. If you look close you can see the number 13 on the top of the wings.

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    And not to be a spoiled sport, but your photo of Yorktown is the wrong one. Yours is CV-10, an Essex class carrier. The Yorktown at Midway was CV-5 and the class leader.

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    Regards,

    Rich
     
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    Good stuff, Rich! Pretty cool that your dad has a shot of his airplane in the National Archives.
     
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    Good pics guys. (sources all around please. ;) )
    CV-10 Yorktown is currently docked in Charleston, SC as a memorial. She's in her updated configuration of course, as she was used right up until 1973.
     
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    Sorry about that, all of my photos are USN.

    Rich
     
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    good post..

    sunny
     
  9. FLYBOYJ

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    Nice stuff rich!
     
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    Yeah nice pics Rich
     
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    Great topic jrk, here are some pics I've had on my computer for ages.
     

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    thanks for the compliments guys.my sources are ranged from usn to several private photographic collecters.
    *slaps forehead really hard.*
    yes wildcat sorry to forget about the brave guys in the buffaloes where all but 2 ended up on the scrap heap.and thanks to r.leonard for providing the original yorktown that took part in the battle.glad to see your dads got 4 markings on the side of his wildcat r.leonard

    great great stuff(thumbs up)
     
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    heres my japanese collection which are long overdue.

    aichi e13a jake floatplane.
    3 were used in the midway campaign for reconnaisance duties.2 were launched from the cruiser chikuma and 1 from the cruiser tone.
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    mitsubishi f1m pete floatplane
    1 used at midway for reconnaisance duties also launched from the cruiser tone
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    kawanishi e7k1 dave floatplane
    1 used at midway for reconnaisance missions launched from the battleship haruna.
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    yokosuka d4y1 judy
    one was used over midway in a reconnaisance role and another was damaged on the way over and had to turn back.
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    nakajima a6m2-n rufe floatplane
    this aircraft did not take any part in the battle.but it is added purely on the grounds of several of these planes were present at midway aboard the seaplane carriers.
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    mitsubishi a6m2 reisen/zeke
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    nakajima b5n1 kate
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    aichi d3a1 val
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    and theres my battle of midway collection.:)
     
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    Hey these are probably the best pictures I've seen on any posts that I've been on.
     
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    That was a very good collection. Midway has always been my favorite story to come out of WW2. Such crazy circumstances led to the sinking of the Japanese carriers.

    I think Herman Wouk said it best in War and Remembrence:
    "It was a perfect coordinated attack. It was timed almost to the second. It was a freak accident."

    BTW, in case anyone is interested, that book has just about the best account of the Battle of Midway of any work of historical fiction I have come across. Much of it is from the point of view of one of Wouk's characters who he inserted into the cockpit of a Dauntless. Also good stuff from Leyte Gulf. The rest of the book is a bit hard to get through as I recall.
     
  17. evangilder

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    Good stuff, JRK. The color photo with the Japanese soldiers on the beach is great quality!
     
  18. jrk

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    thanks once again guys*takes a bow*.when i put my mind to something i can dig up some really good stuff.

    i have the factual book on the battle of midway by walter lord.

    i hope everyone feels my research is acurate.and if it isnt someone give me a holler.:)
     
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    Nice pics jrk the colour ones are great!
     
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    Great pictures jrk!

    Only a small nota: correct name is Consolidated PBY Catalina not Liberator (that is Consolidated B-24).

    Pisis
     
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