Author Topic: P-51's on Iwo Jima  (Read 1215 times)

Offline Mike

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P-51's on Iwo Jima
« on: February 09, 2011, 10:48:15 PM »
it's getting pretty hard to totally wow me these days but this slideshow is AWESOME!

http://picasaweb.google.com/7thfighter/IwoJima?authkey=Gv1sRgCIW06db_6oth&feat=email#slideshow/5299163150448181842

I can't imagine how it would have been like being there during that time....


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Re: P-51's on Iwo Jima
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2011, 08:47:34 PM »
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I can't imagine how it would have been like being there during that time....

From what I've read, Iwo was hot, humid, and stunk of sulfurous fumes that pecolated up from the magma dome beneath the island.  Imagine living with the stench of rotting eggs 24/7!   ::sick::  Only the flight crews were able to escape the stench when they went off into combat.

My hat's off to those who bled and died on that island.   |:)\

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