Re: Remaining Aerials
Wed Aug 7, 2019 14:55

Thanks for sharing Tom. I have many from FOLD3 as well. It is wonderful how much detail shows up on WWII photos taken with the large format cameras. Zooming in is fun! LOL

  • Remaining Aerials Tom Godwin, Tue Aug 6 21:06
    George, thanks for the info on the bird's beak. Somehow, my mind focused on the sorties I believe occurred in September. Anyway, it was just one picture amongst the remaining aerials I acquired from... more
    • Re: Remaining Aerials — George E Proulx, Wed Aug 7 14:55
      • Re: Remaining AerialsTom Godwin, Wed Aug 7 17:48
        Absolutely, George. The detail is absolutely amazing. If you put all the D-Day photos in sequence, it is quite a tour. I was really hoping that 80 and 81 would expose Red 1 further as the plane... more
        • 2 Amtracsjonathan stevens, Thu Aug 8 15:42
          Looks like one of the tracks is on fire.
          • Re: 2 AmtracsAl Guerrero, Thu Aug 8 21:11
            From what I can make out and following the sequence of the photos, the two LVT-1's facing each other are off of Red-1. Notice all the tracks imprinted in the coral. They are LVTs and most likely M4... more
            • Re: 2 AmtracsTom Godwin, Thu Aug 8 21:50
              Hey Al ! Definitely off Red1 but further out. I think Jon's right about one burning/smoking. I believe it is leaking oil too. If you look at #011 and enlarge it, you can see the same two tracs on the ... more
              • Re: 2 AmtracsAl Guerrero, Thu Aug 8 23:53
                Hi Tom, I do see the figures in that image. Jon is right, it is smoldering. George also has a keen eye on the sunken LVT-2 off Red-2. And to confirm, I AM HAVING FUN CHECKING OUT THESE PHOTOS!! All... more
                • Re: 2 AmtracsAl Guerrero, Fri Aug 9 00:03
                  Just found the location of photo #81, look at photo #28 upper left corner. The swirl in the sand is the water. Al
                  • Re: 2 AmtracsTom Godwin, Fri Aug 9 09:47
                    Yep. #29 shows both of the LVT-1s. I think the cameraman couldn't help but take that picture in #81. Unique amongst the photos here.
                    • Re: 2 AmtracsGeorge E Proulx, Fri Aug 9 19:13
                      So many derelict LVTs shown. Nine in the water and another eight or nine on the beach!
                      • Re: 2 AmtracsTom Godwin, Sat Aug 10 21:52
                        The still picture belies how terrible it must have been. I think I recall that thirty something could not be accounted for (sunk)? The more you find, the more you understand just how really bad it... more
        • Re: Remaining AerialsGeorge E Proulx, Wed Aug 7 19:16
          Hey try this Tom. Zoom in on 80 and you will see a sunken LVT-2 on the reef just west of the ship. Zoom in tight on 87 and at the far right of the Green Beach seawall you will see a dark image of a... more
          • Re: Remaining AerialsTom Godwin, Wed Aug 7 22:37
            Yes... I see all of it, George. Amazing to see those guys looking up on Green Beach. There is something else submerged just north of the LVT-2? One of the things I caught before actually going blind... more
            • Re: Remaining AerialsGeorge E Proulx, Thu Aug 8 01:18
              Yes you are correct on #75. The 3 LVTs can be seen in a couple of the pics. 27 and 39 inside of a pre-invasion heavy bomb crater that destroyed the base of the Burns-Phillip Wharf. Hidden in the pawl ... more
              • Re: Remaining AerialsTom Godwin, Thu Aug 8 11:27
                Some interesting history of that area, George. Thanks for the great detail! I’m still digging for info and hope to find more. These aerials sure do bring it all to life….
    • Re: Remaining Aerials Roy, Wed Aug 7 12:57
      Thanks for sharing really appreciate it
      • re: Remaining AerialsTom Godwin, Wed Aug 7 17:37
        You’re more than welcome, Roy. Part of the great legacy handed down to us by those who were there with a commitment that we never forget what they did....
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