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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:32 pm 
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Sorry couldn't think of a better title for these guys ... Lots of stuff being loaded, unloaded, transported packed and unpacked. Just think of how many ships were sunk in the North Atlantic with cargo such as what you see in some of these photos.

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Hooded P-47's and stores on the hangar deck of USS Block Island (CVE 21)

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P-47’s lashed on flight deck of USS Block Island (CVE 21). Viewed from the bridge, looking aft, July 15, 1943

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P-47’s lashed on flight deck of USS Block Island (CVE 21). The aircraft are on the forward end of the flight deck, July 13, 1943

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Unloading P-47's at Belfast Northern Ireland

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Unloading P-47's at Belfast Northern Ireland

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Unloading P-47's at Belfast Northern Ireland

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Unloading P-47's at Belfast Northern Ireland

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At the Liverpool docks huge 60 ton cranes gently lift a 6 ton republic P-47 thunderbolt.

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Workers unload a P-47 Thunderbolt from freight vessel at a British port.

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Workers unload a P-47 Thunderbolt from freight vessel at a British port.

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A-20's being either loaded onto or unloaded from barges

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A-20's being either loaded onto or unloaded from barges

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P-38 strapped down as cargo

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P-38 cargo load

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Unloading P-38's

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P-38's ready for hauling on trailers

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P-38 loaded onto a barge

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Clertrac Aircraft Tug Tows P-38 Lightning at Manila Docks c 1945

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P-38 being adjusted onto a hauling trailer

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P-61's being loaded on Guadalcanal by the 38th Service Squadron

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P-61's being loaded on Guadalcanal by the 38th Service Squadron

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:46 pm 
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Mark Allen M wrote:

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P-38 loaded onto a barge




That looks like an Oooops!


Interesting pictures. Thanks for sharing.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:50 pm 
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P-47 Thunderbolt covered in plastic coating for shipment overseas.

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Ground personnel prepare P-47 Thunderbolts for spraying with a plastic covering for shipment overseas.

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Ground personnel remove protective coverings from P-51B Mustangs before being distributed to US Army Air Force Groups in England, 18 May 1944.

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P-51 Mustangs including (serial number 43-6656) and (serial number 43-6959) at Speke, Liverpool for delivery to US Army Air Force Groups.

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F6F’s, with folded wings, on the flight deck of USS Gambier Bay (CVE 73) en-route to the South Pacific, February 12, 1944

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P-47N 'Thunderbolt' fighters on the flight deck of the escort carrier USS ''Casablanca'' (CVE-55) in 16 July 1945

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P-47’s at Sydenham Airport, Belfast, North Ireland, August 2, 1943

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P-38's on a barge

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P-47's being towed

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Replacement TBM’s being hoisted on board USS Guadalcanal (CVE 60) while at Bermuda, August 10, 1944

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Replacement TBM’s on barge arriving for USS Guadalcanal (CVE 60) while at Bermuda, August 10, 1944

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Hellcats being hoisted off a carrier deck

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P-47 on a barge

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F4U-1A-VF-17-PtMugu-Muga Beach c 1944

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P-47's on a carrier deck

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P-51's on a carrier deck

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LOL, oh Mark you a funny Guy!!


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The planes look very modern and sleek compared to some of the transport items involved in moving them.

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Thank you very much Mark, I always enjoy your picture posts. I often wonder, with all the cargo ships that were sunk during the war with aircraft, and these ships were located, how much of the planes/parts could actually be salvageable being that they were wrapped in plastic?


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Brings new meaning to me wishing for my ship to come in...

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:01 am 
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A barge carrying two Marine OY’s coming alongside USS Sargent Bay (CVE 83) to load planes on board at Saipan, Mariana Islands, February 13, 1945

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Loading two Marine OY’s onboard USS Sargent Bay (CVE 83) at Saipan, Mariana Islands, February 13, 1945

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Loading two Marine OY’s onboard USS Sargent Bay (CVE 83) at Saipan, Mariana Islands, February 13, 1945

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Loading two Marine OY’s onboard USS Sargent Bay (CVE 83) at Saipan, Mariana Islands, February 13, 1945

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:18 am 
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And of course these photos are always interesting (again as I posted them a while back)

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Overhead view of the escort carrier Barnes (CVE 20) transporting Army Air Forces P-38 Lightning and P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft c 1943

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Her deck packed with Army Air Forces planes bound for the Pacific, the auxiliary aircraft carrier Altamaha (ACV 18) steams in San Francisco Bay c 1943

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Note sure which carrier this one is.

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The aircraft carrier Lexington (CV 16) pictured transporting aircraft, including PV-2 Harpoon and PBJ Mitchell bombers.

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The carrier Philippine Sea (CVA 47) returns to port carrying transport planes in addition to airplanes of her embarked air group c 1952

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Overhead view of the escort carrier Sitkoh Bay (CVE 86) underway transporting aircraft c 1959

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Her deck packed with planes for transport to the Pacific Theater, the carrier Intrepid (CV 11) pictured underway off U.S. Naval Drydocks Hunters Point near San Francisco, California.

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The escort carrier Kadashan Bay CVE76 pictured underway transporting aircraft c 1946

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The escort carrier Thetis Bay (CVE 90) pictured underway transporting PBY Catalina aircraft c 1944

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:48 am 
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Cool post. Thanks for sharing! :drink3: :drink3: :spit :spit

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:28 pm 
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Mark Allen M wrote:
Sorry couldn't think of a better title for these guys ... Lots of stuff being loaded, unloaded, transported packed and unpacked. Just think of how many ships were sunk in the North Atlantic with cargo such as what you see in some of these photos.

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Hooded P-47's and stores on the hangar deck of USS Block Island (CVE 21)

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P-47’s lashed on flight deck of USS Block Island (CVE 21). The aircraft are on the forward end of the flight deck, July 13, 1943



But pictures 1 and 3 cleary say beware of propellers? :axe:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:23 pm 
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Probably not spray plastic Mark, a bit early for spraylat...more likely cosmoline. Note the buckets around the P-51's in the above photo which contain solvent(often gasoline) and rags for scrubbing off the oily/waxy black gunk. The panels, seamlines, and canopy etc. were taped off. Large stuff, like canopies, cowlings, etc. I think were covered in a rubberized or oil cloth or paper...taped down..and then sprayed over with the cosmoline with the rest of the aircraft.

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Great stuff Mark. The arsenal of democracy is surely demonstrated here in these pics.

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Pat Carry wrote:
Great stuff Mark. The arsenal of democracy is surely demonstrated here in these pics.







I was going to convey the same thing. really makes you think of our industrial might back then

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