B-24J Liberators of the 579th Bomb Squadron drop incendiary bombs made from fighter plane drop tanks filled with napalm on targets near Royan, France, Apr 15 1945. Note the smoke marker dropped by the lead aircraft.

Caption   B-24J Liberators of the 579th Bomb Squadron drop incendiary bombs made from fighter plane drop tanks filled with napalm on targets near Royan, France, Apr 15 1945. Note the smoke marker dropped by the lead aircraft. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives via D. Sheley
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Added Date 15 Jan 2013

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WW2-Era Place Name Royan, France
Lat/Long 45.6200, -1.0300


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