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  1. Takao

    Takao Ace

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    Errrr...Sorry 'bout that, but no.

    The problem here is that the USS Saratoga, is on the left.
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  2. A-58

    A-58 Cool Dude

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    Yeah but if you look at it from the other side it's on the right.
     
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  3. CAC

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    What’s never published with these pictures is the effects caused by the explosion...I want to see some up close damage Pictures or at least a written run down of any major damage...
     
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    A-58 Cool Dude

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    That's how Godzilla got started. Underwater nuclear testing and such.

     
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  5. Takao

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    Problem is that your first pic of the stem with the hole and the one that I posted were taken from similar angles - as the ships and their respective positions are readily identifiable.

    The second pic that you posted of Saratoga was taken from said opposite side.
     
  6. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Speaking of "cool pix", I got a couple of dozen copies of U. S. Army-Navy Journal of Recognition from Patrick. These are large format editions, same size as Life magazine back in the day. They are at the top of my to-do list after six years waiting in line like good dogfaces.
     
  7. George Patton

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    The official report includes rather detailed descriptions of the damage as well as photos which are unfortunately very poor quality: http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/367502.pdf

    EDIT: Some photo here: https://www.scubadoctor.com.au/downloads/operation_crossroads_pictorial_history.pdf
     
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  8. lwd

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    I've seen an aerial photo of this with Eugen's bow still half way through Leipzig.
     
  9. A-58

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  10. Takao

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    Ah, "Waddy's Wagon", this photo has always been a favorite of mine. Nice colorization, the original photo was in black&white.

    While it's is "Cool", it is also sad, when one realizes that these men have about one month to live, as the bomber went missing January 9th, 1945, after turning back to cover another stricken B-29.

    The crew in the photo are:
    • Plane Commander, Captain Walter R. "Waddy" Young, Ponca City, Oklahoma, former All-American end.
    • Lieutenant Jack H. Vetters, Corpus Christi, Texas, co-pilot.
    • Lieutenant John F. Ellis, Moberly, Missouri, bombardier.
    • Lieutenant Paul R. Garrison, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, navigator.
    • Sergeant George E. Avon, Syracuse, New York, radio operator.
    • Lieutenant Bernard S. Black, Woodhaven, New York, Flight Engineer.
    • Sergeant Kenneth M. Mansie of Randolph, Maine, Flight Technician
    • Sergeant Lawrence L. Lee of Max, North Dakota, gunner.
    • Sergeant Wilbur J. Chapman of Panhandle, Texas, gunner.
    • Sergeant: Corbett L. Carnegie, Grindstone Island, New York, gunner.
    • Sergeant: Joseph J. Gatto, Falconer, New York, gunner.
    Nice write-up on Captain Walter "Waddy" Young.
    Memorial Day: Remembering Waddy Young
     
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    USMCPrice Idiot at Large

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    Takao, that link is to an outstanding write up. Thank you.
     
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    A-58 Cool Dude

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    Nationalist Chinamen.

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  13. Owen

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    Can't see image, have broken image-link icon.
     
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    I can see it in your post. Nationalist Chinese troops wearing "coal scuttle" helmets.
     
  15. Takao

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    I can see the photo just fine in both posts.
     
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    When I click on the broken link I get a page saying...
    Error 1020 Ray ID: 484198541d9669d7 • 2018-12-04 22:09:02 UTC
    Access denied
    What happened?

    This website is using a security service to protect itself from online attacks.

    Cloudflare Ray ID: 484198541d9669d7 • Your IP: 81.158.128.239 • Performance & security by Cloudflare
     
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    von Poop Waspish WW2|ORG Editor

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    I can't see it either, in Chrome or Firefox.
    Did wonder if it's a rather crude timezone block, but suspect it may just block entire country's IPs.
    Think Cloudflare may have come up before as something of a sledgehammer security system.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Hey, there they are again!
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    I saved a copy to the desktop and then uploaded it to imgur.com
     
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