Re: A hit on the beak
Wed Aug 7, 2019 12:06

Thank you for sharing all of these photographs. Surely though the caption on this one is very clear? At both top left and at bottom left it is marked D-2 (D-Day minus two, so this is a pre-invasion strike made on 18th November 1943) and the date of 11/18/43 is also given in the bottom caption ribbon.

  • Re: A hit on the beakTom Godwin, Sat Aug 3 15:28
    Thanks, George. I thought about that too. There is a fighter, maybe a hellcat at about 1 o'clock , perhaps an escort? Other pics from the earlier air strike I've seen are at high altitude. Also, no... more
    • Re: A hit on the beak — nigel_moore, Wed Aug 7 12:06
      • re: hit on the beakTom Godwin, Wed Aug 7 12:51
        Surely you are right, Nigel, as was George and likely everyone except me. Too easy! I was not familiar with the pre-invasion strikes just before D-Day. Also, there is a photo with D-2 with the '2'... more
        • Re: A hit on the beaknigel_moore, Thu Aug 8 01:08
          My apologies, Tom. I see where you were starting from now. Welcome to the Tarawa explorer's club. :-) All the best.
          • Re: a hit on the beakTom Godwin, Thu Aug 8 11:33
            None required, Nigel. There is still plenty to learn and find out there for me. Thanks again for the assist!
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