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History of the 348th Fighter Group

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    Engineering Personnel and Transportation & Engineering tents at Itami.

    Engineering personnel: 1st row: Lt Day, 2nd row L-R: Lt. Shaffer, Sgt Bowser, Lt. Smith, Sgt Ceuse, Sgt. Ricardi, Sgt. Jonny, 3rd row L-R: Flight Officer Weeks, Sgt Keller, Sgt. Root, Staff Sgt. La Fano, Sgt. Smith, Sgt. Santino, 4th row L-R: Lt. Siddorn, Sgt. La Faso, Corp Strand, Sgt Reed, Sgt Cerone, Sgt. Newman
     

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    P-51 Devils Angel. Personnel in photo L-R: Lt. Peterson, Capt. Bill Krueger (Pianist in Phil Harris' band), Lt. Kunselman, Lt James Doty (Lt. Wayne Smith's roommate at Itami).
     

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    342nd Flight line and planes being prepared to be destroyed - November 1945 - Itami
     

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    Osaka market & Osaka street scene:
     

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    Football game and halftime show at Kashien Stadium.
     
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    Golf at Itami Golf Course: First photo personnel L-R: Billy Day, Frank Timmers, Gourdi Davall, Wayne Smith, Jim Weeks, Roy Lanza, with Japanese caddies.
     

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    Party Time. The direct result of two cent beers!
     

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    Convoy from Ie Shima to Osaka with men and baggage.
     

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    Japanese funeral passing by barracks in Osaka on way to burial. Street scene in Osaka. Japanese good luck arch.
     

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    348th Fighter Group camp and barracks from the air. Osaka castle from the air.
     

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    Osaka from the air. Osaka train station. Japanese cemetery.
     

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    Break while driving thru the mountains of Osaka.
     

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    These are outstanding. I'm sure never before seen by anyone other than your Dad and a select few lucky individuals.
     
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    Plane stuck in mud.
     

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    Why you shouldn't drink and drive!!!
     

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    General MacArthur, Waiters for the 348th mess, Entrance to the Emperor's palace in Tokyo, no GI's allowed. My father waited all afternoon to get this picture of MacArthur while my father was on leave in Tokyo.
     
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    Tour of Tokyo by 342nd Officers in May 1946 with Japanese guide.
     
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    Wayne Smith in his P-51. Itami airfield - November 3, 1945, personnel in picture: 1st row L-R: SSGT Ricaurdi, TSgt Jerry, Wayne Smith, F/O Lanza. 2nd row: Lt. Masterson, Lt. Stapleton, Sgt. Sahara, SSgt La Fruto, 3rd row: F/O Weeks, Sgt Bowser, Lt. Shaffer
     

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    Christmas 1945
     

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    Lt. Burke working on planes when there was a mechanic shortage. Japanese acrobats that performed at Itami. Ohka Kamikaze rocket.
     

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