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"LIFE" magazine aviation archive....and then some!


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An American collector buddy of mine forwarded me the link below. It's an incredible photographic archive of US military aviation. Many of the images once graced the pages of "LIFE" magazine. The quality is remarkable, particularly the Kodachrome transparencies which still look so fresh and vibrant! Here's a sample. Take your time, browse through them at your leisure...and enjoy!

 

http://www.mission4t...nish=15&start=0

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The prototype of Bell's Airacuda. Very "futuristic" in its day. Never made it into production.

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one of those photos has worldwar2database.com. many page of good photos with descripions attached. also there's a video webite called real military flix. all video. its now called real militaty. select your war at the top and see many vids that have never been published. go to:

 

http://www.realmilitaryvideos.com/

 

here's a samply from the tube

 

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I hadn't delved that deeply. Thanks for adding that. It's a great resource!

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Johnny Signor

"Now that's what I call a six-pack!" :o

This B-25 Is from the "Burma Bridge Busters" of the 490th Bombardment Sqd/341st Group

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Johnny Signor

An American collector buddy of mine forwarded me the link below. It's an incredible photographic archive of US military aviation. Many of the images once graced the pages of "LIFE" magazine. The quality is remarkable, particularly the Kodachrome transparencies which still look so fresh and vibrant! Here's a sample. Take your time, browse through them at your leisure...and enjoy!

 

http://www.mission4t...nish=15&start=0

This birs is either VB or VS-8

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Johnny Signor

An American collector buddy of mine forwarded me the link below. It's an incredible photographic archive of US military aviation. Many of the images once graced the pages of "LIFE" magazine. The quality is remarkable, particularly the Kodachrome transparencies which still look so fresh and vibrant! Here's a sample. Take your time, browse through them at your leisure...and enjoy!

 

http://www.mission4t...nish=15&start=0

Correction to earlier post of this photo , unit emblem would be that used by both VS-6 and VB-13

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Hey Johnny...there are 40+ pages of pics. Start browsing through them and you'll be there for a couple of hours...trust me!! :D

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Hi Sabrejet,

 

here's a nice bit of colour footage showing B-25s being prepared for a mission and the 75mm gun being fired.....

 

 

cheer,

 

-John

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Awesome footage! Thanks for that John. I can't imagine what it must have been like inside those B-25s with the 75mm and all those 50s simultaneously blasting away...plus the vibrations from the motors!! :o

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