USAAF pilot Lt Eubanks Barnhill flies his P-47D Thunderbolt off the deck of Escort Carrier USS Manila Bay to ward off an aerial attack from four D3A Aichi “Val” dive bombers during refueling operations east of Saipan, Jun 23 1944. Photo 2 of 2

Caption   USAAF pilot Lt Eubanks Barnhill flies his P-47D Thunderbolt off the deck of Escort Carrier USS Manila Bay to ward off an aerial attack from four D3A Aichi “Val” dive bombers during refueling operations east of Saipan, Jun 23 1944. Photo 2 of 2 ww2dbase
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Photos on Same Day 23 Jun 1944
Photos at Same Place Pacific Ocean
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 18 Jan 2013

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
18 Jan 2013 12:06:16 AM

Admiral Raymond Spruance later commended Captain Boynton Braun’s precautionary and rather unusual decision to launch four P-47s, describing it as “commendable initiative.” The USAAF fighters served as protective fighter cover until all radar screens were clear of threats, then they flew on to Saipan, their intended destination.
2. Glauco says:
17 Aug 2013 08:21:35 PM

How did he land it?
:)
3. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
26 May 2019 11:09:26 PM

The P-47s taking off from Manila Bay are the same planes seen lined up at Bellows Field, Hawaii in series https://ww2db.com/photo.php?list=sp&sp=series&image_id=14875

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