Photo ID Nelp Needed - Le Shima 1945

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    Hey guys just picked up a wwii album and found this photo - titled BIG BIRD Le Shima 1945. Any idea what type of bomber it is?
     

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    Thanks for the quick ID - I am positive about the date - the album has no dates later than 1945. Strange - I can see that the C119 didnt see service until years later.
     
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    that is a C-119 Boxcar 100%..but it made its first flight in 1947..
     
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    C-82 Packet?

    Edit: Nope, it's a C-119.
     
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    It definitely is a Fairchild C-119 "flying boxcar" but dates do not match her first flight was November '47
    carson19348) 8) 8)
     
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    Following http will give you an idea of what "Le Shima" was, a real historic page of valiant US fighting against an undaunted enemy:
    77th Infantry Division (RTU)
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