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P-51s on Iwo Jima - Unreal!

Old 02-09-2011, 08:56 AM
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This is one of the best aviation emails I have ever seen. Great pictures, lots of names.

Some seconds as you go through the pictures, so don't stop until you know it's the end.

When you crash your P-51 in a Scale Contest then it is "Realism of Flight".

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Just think of the blood shed over that piece of land - and we in the USA are free because of many such sacrifices. God Bless their souls......
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The guy in the center next to the General is my uncle, Gene Mussett. He went there to command a squadron but because of his rank (too high for some duties too low for others)they stuck him in operations. He still had flight privileges but only got to fly a couple of times.
The airport I work at is named after Dewitt Spain in this picture.
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These are some of the best pictures of Iwo that I have seen, and very extensive coverage. Thanks for posting them.

While serving in the US Army in Japan I participated in a joint Army-Navy exercise, re-attacking Iwo. This was in June, 1956, eleven years after the actual WW II event. The brush had grown back by then, and for the most part the island was cleaned up, with some exceptions that were off limits due to unexploded ordinance. Rusting landing craft were still in the water at the shoreline where they were shot up and unable to return to their ships. Most of the left wing of a Zero was found in the brush by some of our guys. Iwo has always been special to me since then, I have a good appreciation for the sacrifice our Marines made in winning that battle.

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Hey hossfly,
From where you find this, it is really amazing photos and i really enjoy this.

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