B-25J Mitchell bombers of the 41st Bomb Group armed with Mark XIII torpedoes prepare for take-off from Yonton Airfield, Okinawa bound for an attack on Japanese shipping at Sasebo, Japan, 28 Jul 1945.

Caption   B-25J Mitchell bombers of the 41st Bomb Group armed with Mark XIII torpedoes prepare for take-off from Yonton Airfield, Okinawa bound for an attack on Japanese shipping at Sasebo, Japan, 28 Jul 1945. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Army Air Force
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B-25 Mitchell   Main article  Photos  
Preparations for Invasion of Japan   Main article  Photos  Maps  
Mark XIII   Main article  Photos  
Photos on Same Day 28 Jul 1945
Photos at Same Place Yonton, Okinawa, Japan
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 22 Feb 2014

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
26 Oct 2015 02:53:28 PM

This was the first mission where B-25s were armed with Mark XIII torpedoes. Note the absence of tail shrouds or nose drag rings on the torpedoes.

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