A-25A Shrike aircraft (USAAF version of Navy's SB2C Helldiver) parked beside a B-25 Mitchell bomber at Sanborn Airfield at Legaspi, Luzon, Philippines, 1945

Caption   A-25A Shrike aircraft (USAAF version of Navy's SB2C Helldiver) parked beside a B-25 Mitchell bomber at Sanborn Airfield at Legaspi, Luzon, Philippines, 1945 ww2dbase
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Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 22 Dec 2010

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
23 Apr 2011 03:08:52 PM

The A25A Shrike was the USAAF version of the US Navy's Curtiss SB2C Helldiver. In 1940 the Army ordered 3,000 aircraft in February 1942 the Army later determined that single-engine two-seat attack aircraft were to vulnerable to enemy fighters, and cancelled the contract in 1943. However, 900 had been produced later the Army transferred 400 to the US Marines. What A-25As remained, were used as trainers and redesignated RA-25As the aircraft were restricted to non-combat use. Many were used as trainers and used to tow target for gunnery training. After WWII the A-25A was retired from USAAF service a few were used as squadron hacks, but most were phased out.
2. Jack Fellows says:
9 Mar 2012 07:51:18 AM

This photo was taken at Clark Field, on Luzon, PT at the end of the war.
3. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
23 Mar 2012 11:03:44 AM

Special thanks to Jack Fellows for offering new information for this photo’s caption.
4. Anonymous says:
3 Feb 2017 12:54:39 AM

This was taken at Legaspi A/F not Clark. The background photo shows Mayon Volcano which is located at the Bicol Peninula, South Luzon.
5. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
3 Feb 2017 09:56:59 PM

To Anonymous (above): Normally I would always be ready to defer to Jack Fellows’ expertise and subject knowledge but this time I must agree with you. While Clark Field is bordered by mountains, none have the perfect volcanic cone shape seen here. The Mayon Volcano has a very distinctive shape that certainly seems to match what is seen in the photo. The caption has been updated and thank you for submitting this information.

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