Dramatic picture of a Japanese Dive Bomber Shot Down at Truk

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  1. Snautzer01

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    Notice tail gunner.

    Truk.JPG
     
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    Appears he is looking to bail out.

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    #3 Shinpachi, Nov 1, 2014
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    He tried to bail out but gave up as his boss didn't.
    I have ever read such a story somewhere before.

    PS: Airframe in the photo looks like a B5N Mk3 carrier attacker.
     
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    Too low to bail out i think
     
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    Just what I was thinking
     
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    Interesting shot! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    #8 Wurger, Nov 1, 2014
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    Yep... interesting. Notice please that there is the Hinomaru on the port wing applied only. But I have found the same pic of the kite via the net and there are both of Hinomaru signs painted on the B5N wings.

    Nakajima B5N_.jpg
     
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    Who was holding the camera?
     
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    Nice find, Wojtek! :shock:
     
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    Someone is playing tricks.
     
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    Interesting Wojtek and nice one as well Snautzer01.

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    That is an interesting comparison.

    The IJN and IJA both had the insignia on both wings (upper and lower) so why is the Hinomaru edited out of the photo that snautzer posted?
     
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    Odd that, the missing hinomaru... it is definitely a B5N2 Kate
     
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    Maybe someone felt that since it was essentially a picture of someone dying they felt it deserved some anonymity. Note also the close cropping of the port one. Just a thought.
     
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    It actually looks like the photo was cropped in to give it better detail. Snautzer's photo shows the gunner in better detail, but there's a few things that look weird: the Hinomaru on the starboard wing is missing (as we know) and the number(?) on the cowling looks to be altered. Perhaps that's a trick of the pixels, but to me, it looks like it's been changed from a "4" in Wurger's photo to a "6" in Snautzer's photo.
     
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    To avoid copyright?
    Just my guess.
     
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    I think Sinpachi is right.
     
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    And enlarged areas with the engine cowling...

    Truk_2.JPG

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    Photo's taken by the govt are not copyrightable.
     
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