Tom Godwin
Re: Remaining Aerials
Wed Aug 7, 2019 17:48
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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 appeared to be headed that way in sequence. Instead, it went out toward the Saida Maru then came back toward the beak. 81 is almost haunting - appears to be two disabled tracs facing (headed toward) each other? Wonder if anyone knows their story?

  • Re: Remaining Aerials George E Proulx, Wed Aug 7 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
    • Re: Remaining Aerials — Tom Godwin, Wed Aug 7 17:48
      • 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! Iím still digging for info and hope to find more. These aerials sure do bring it all to lifeÖ.
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