Pic's from '44 and others

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  1. Ethos

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    #1 Ethos, Jul 5, 2010
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    These pictures are a few of the pictures that I was able to find in a much larger collection of WW1 and WW2 pictures that belonged to my great-grandfather and grandfather who were in the Army Air Force. The first two are from 1944, but the others had no dates listed so I do not know exactly when or where they were taken. The last group of pictures are postcards.

    Below:
    1) On Back: Fontaine Bleu, France, 18 Aug 44
    2) On Back: Sept 9 Pilot's *
    * I am not certain of what it says next as the ink is worn slightly off but "18th* (GI's) I Solo" is what it appears to be to me
    3-8 ) Part of an unlabeled set
    9-14) Part of an unlabeled set
    15-23) Postcards
    24) Unlabeled
     

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    thx for sharing. a couple of gems there.
     
  3. Airframes

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    Great pics, the first two being particularly intersting. Thanks for posting.
     
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    That second pic with Forts is a great shot. Hope you dont mind but I've reversed the bit with the writing on and posted it here.
     

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    Great shots, thanks for sharing them.
     
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    WOW!!!:shock: A few of those I had not seen before. Very cool.:cool: Thank you for sharing Ethos!:thumbright:
     
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    Very cool photos! Could be first time he 'solo'ed' as captain on a mission?
     
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    Cool! Thanks for sharing them!:D
     
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    Hi Ethos,

    The B-29 flight line and in flight pictures have the unique large and bold double digit numbers of the Alamogordo AAFld, a Second AF B-29 replacement crew training base. The C-46 and B-25 are probably transit aircraft at the same base.

    The black belly B-29s look worn and has the straight propellers of a Pacific veteran, retuned for training duties. The others have the cuff propellers of typical of stateside B-29 units. Thus I would place the time frame for these pictures after V-E day.

    Do you know if your grandfather was retaining on B-29s after his tour in Europe for deployment to the Pacific?

    Too bad about the light leak on these photos, I would love to have seen a good photo of the flight line in photo 503-24.

    All the best to you,

    Tom Michel
     
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    Nice collection
     
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