B-24J Liberator “Vera L” and other aircraft from the 27th Bomb Squadron drop 55-gallon drums filled with gasoline on Iwo Jima to burn off the plant growth in advance of the landings to come two weeks later, Feb 1 1945.

Caption   B-24J Liberator “Vera L” and other aircraft from the 27th Bomb Squadron drop 55-gallon drums filled with gasoline on Iwo Jima to burn off the plant growth in advance of the landings to come two weeks later, Feb 1 1945. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives via D. Sheley
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Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 15 Jan 2013

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WW2-Era Place Name Iwo Jima, Bonin Islands, Japan
Lat/Long 24.7833, 141.3167


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