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 Post subject: L-Birds ...
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... LOTS of em!!! and some good one's here IMHO. Everything Fold3 had in their archives that I could dig up so maybe there's a few some of you haven't seen yet. Hopefully the information is relatively correct, if not I'm sure you Liaison folk will correct them. Sit back and enjoy the show. pop2

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Vultee L-5 'Sentinels' Lined Up On An Air Strip In Burma In Preperation For An Air Show. 1 August 1945

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Vultee L-5s in formation. SSgt. Richard D. Houston is piloting Guinea Short Lines. NEW GUINEA

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Vultee L-5S Of The 1St Air Commando Group Are Gassed From A Portable Refueling Unit At Ye-U, Burma. January 1945

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Vultee L-5 'Sentinel' Over Okinawa, Ryukyu Retto

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Vultee L-5 'Sentinel' Of The 163Rd Liaison Squadron, 10Th Army, Taking Off From Field Number 10, Okinawa, Ryukyu Retto

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Vultee L-5 Pilots Of The 1St Air Commando Group Standing In Front Of An L-1 Plane Which Is Used For Evacuation Of Wounded

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Vultee L-5 Of Flight 'A', 163Rd Liaison Squadron Attached To The 10Th Army, On Line At Cub Field No. 10 On Okinawa, Ryukyu Retto. 1945

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Vultee L-5 Guinea Short Lines being refueled at Valencia Airstrip, Mindanao, Philippine Islands

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Vultee L-5 carrying litter patient to hospital from a forward strip-3

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Vultee L-5 carrying litter patient to hospital from a forward strip

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View Of Vultee L-5 Sentinel En Route To Photographic Mission

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V-2 with L-5's in the background

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Refueling A Vultee L-5 On Airstrip At Myitkyina, Burma. 1944

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Rover Joe A Gound-Air Tactical Method Used By Mediterranean Allied Air Forces To Coordinate Fighter-Bombers And Infantry Action In The Mountain Approaches

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Stinson (Vultee) L-5 of the First Tactical Air Force (Provisional), France, February, 1945

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Stinson L-1 Serial Number 41-18976by JHGray on March 15, 2011

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Stinson L1 Vigilant on floats

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Part 2

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Stinson OY-1 (possibly BuNo 60508) assigned to Marine Observation Squadron Two (VMO-2) I belive this is Iwo Jima with the first B-29 landing there.

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The pilot of L-5B 44-17003 of the 163rd Liaison Squadron lost control taking off downwind at Cub Strip #10, Okinawa

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Stinson O-49A Vigilant

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The Sikorsky Yr-4 Helicopter, While On A Rescue Mission, Ran Short Of Gas As It Approached Sinkaling Hkamti, Burma

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The ramp at Beasely Field, Okinawa holds the newly arrived L-5s of the 157th Liaison Squadron, just in from the Philippines on 9 July 1945

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The Vultee L-5 hugs the mountains in China as it goes out on a mission over the Salween front

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The Vultee L-5 plane in the foreground has just landed at the base in Poashan, China

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This Vultee L-5 Crash Landed On Cub Field #7 During Test To Determine The Area Necessary To Land The Plane Or To Take Off. Okinawa, Ryukyu Retto, 1945

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Two Vultee L-5 'Sentinels' Of The 163Rd Liaison Squadron, 10Th Army In Flight Over Okinawa Ryukyu Retto

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There are more pictures there as well... Most of 'em are pretty hard to find, though.

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There sure is and they sure are ...

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8R ID letters on these Stinson L-5s denote their assignment to the 153rd Liaison Squadron

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42-99552 Stinson L-5 Sentinel (to RAF as Sentinel I KJ391. SOC Oct 28, 1945)

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43-30338 (Piper L-4H Grasshoppers

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91St Bomb Group Base In Bassingbourne, England

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125th Liaison Squadron L-5

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125th Liaison Squadron L-5

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157th Liason Sq L-5

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Aerial View Of Group Of Vultee L-5'S

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A Vultee L-5 Of The 163Rd Liaison Squadron Takes Off From Cub Field No. 7 On Okinawa, Ryukyu Retto. This Squadron Is Attached To The 10Th Army. 1945

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A Vultee L-5 Carries An Infantryman To The Front Lines Near Bhamo, Burma. 2 December 1944

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A Radio Equipped Vultee L-5 Of The 9Th Af Tactical Air Liaison Section With The Us 3Rd Army Reports On Enemy Targets During A Flight Across The Rhine

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163rd Liaison Squadron's move from Hawaii to Okinawa, March 1945

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Mark, thanks for posting those photos. Did you happen to see any stateside 1941/1942 L bird photos on that site. I have been looking in vain for 18 months for any photos of Aeronca O-58A aircraft and it seems none exist. If you happen to run across any I would sure love to see them.

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Part 4

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Base Flight Section, 303Rd Bomb Group, England. 23 April 1945

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An L-5 Lands At The Ville Coublay Airfield While The 818 Engr. Avn. Bn. Is Still Completing The Runway For Heavier And Faster Craft

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An Inprovised Bomb Shackle On An L-4 Airplane That Flies In Support Of The 158Th Infantry. The Bombs Are Bazookz Shells. January 1945

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Aeronca L-3B 42-36119 in the area of the 29th Air Service Group, South Pacific, late 1943

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Aeronca L-16

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There's a couple of sites I'm looking at so I'll see what I can find as far as state side stuff. I've alotted myself only an hour a day to play around with old photos and warbird websites. :wink:

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Cub plane which will be used for artillery observation, being unloaded from an LST, during landing operations near New Guinea. 2 January 1944

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France-1st Lt. John J. Donnelan of New York, a pilot of a Piper L-4 Cub

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How a Stinson L-5 normally arrived in a combat theater in a crate

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How a Stinson L-5 normally arrived in a combat theater in a crate

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Cub Landing Strip Approx. 2 Miles South Of Passo Futa, Italy

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C-64 Getting Ready To Take Off From Rosales Airstrip

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Part 6

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Italy, Holding The Poles Bearing The Message Cord And Message Bag For Air-Ground Message Pick Up

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L-5 42-98417 of the 5th Liaison Squadron. Large 6 plane-in-squadron number may indicate previous assignment to the 115th Liaison Squadron

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L-5 42-98700 Frisco Kitty assigned to TSGT Milo Elliott, 25th Liaison Squadron Guinea Short Lines

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L-5 42-99481, 25th Liaison Squadron Guinea Short Lines, 12 May 1945

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L-5 42-99544 was bailed to the Royal Air Force under the Lend-Lease Program with RAF serial KJ403. It is fitted here with the Brodie System for retrival

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L-5 42-99544 was bailed to the Royal Air Force under the Lend-Lease Program with RAF serial KJ403. It is fitted here with the Brodie System for retrival

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L-5 42-99544 was bailed to the Royal Air Force under the Lend-Lease Program with RAF serial KJ403. It is fitted here with the Brodie System for retrival

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Part 7

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L-5 Is Preparing To Mark The Target With Smoke

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L-5 over the Philippine Islands

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L-5 serial 42-99518 was part of a batch of ten 'Sentinels' 99512-521 bailed to the NavyMarines

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L-5B 42-99637 Angel of Mercy of the 1st Air Commando Group, a War Bond purchase aircraft donated by students of Parkman School in Detroit

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L-5B 42-99640 of the 1st Air Commando Group

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L-5B 42-99703 of the 160th Liaison Squadron

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L-5B 44-16761 of the 157th Liaison Squadron Phillipiens

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L-5B 44-16761 of the 157th Liaison Squadron. carrying litter patient to hospital from a forward strip

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L-5B 44-17007 of the 163rd Liaison Squadron, Okinawa

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L-5S Of The 160Th Liaison Squadron Were Used To Evacuate Medical Patients From Forward Areas To Nielson Field, Manila, Philippines

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Line-Up Of Vultee L-5 Planes At Liuchow Air Base, China In July 1945, After Its Re-Occupation By The Allies

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Lt. Alfred W. Schultz, Waterloo, Iowa, Pilot, Holds The Air-Ground Pick-Up Equipment Used By The 3Rd Prov. Pack Battery While At The Front

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Luzon, Philippine Islands - By Ambulance The Wounded Are Brought Out Of The Front From And Aid Station To The Forward Strip To Meet The Vultee L-5

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Luzon, Philippine Islands-Landing strip for Vultee L-5 evacuation planes

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Luzon, Philippine Islands-This flying Sergeant, by his Vultee L-5, will fly this wounded soldier from this forward airstrip

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MAJ Jack Blohm's ski-equipped L-4J (serial 44-80091) lands at the 30th infantry Division strip at Spa, Belgium

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Mechanics Put Landing Gear On A Vultee L-5'S Of The 163Rd Liaison Squadron Attached To The 10Th Army

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Men Attach A Wing To One Of The Vultee L-5 Of The 163Rd Liaison Squadron Attached To The 10Th Army

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Men Of The 11Th Airborne Division Are Seen As They Prepare A Liaison Plane For Loading Into A Douglas C-54 Of The Air Transport Command

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O-46 flown by 2Lt Gladen 44th FS to carry woulded and medical supplies during the invasion of New Georgia 8-43

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On the night of 12 March 1945, a tornado rolled through Kalaikunda airstrip, Kharagpur, India

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Philippine Islands. MSgt. Wainman, Vultee L-5 pilot posing next to his plane which is used to evacuate wounded men from forward areas

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Philippine Islands. Vutee L-5 which brought patients into Rosales airstrip from forward areas

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And a pretty groovy shot here ....

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Ground Crew Of A Cub Tells Boeing B-17 Ground Crew Chief Of Part Played By The Cub In Spotting Planes For Bombers On Raids. England

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First pix in part 7, note the bomb shackles on both planes

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