P-47D Thunderbolt of the 318th Fighter Group being ferried to Saipan on Escort Carrier USS Manila Bay is launched instead to avoid an aerial attack by four D3A Aichi “Val” dive bombers, Jun 23 1944. Photo 3 of 3

Caption   P-47D Thunderbolt of the 318th Fighter Group being ferried to Saipan on Escort Carrier USS Manila Bay is launched instead to avoid an aerial attack by four D3A Aichi “Val” dive bombers, Jun 23 1944. Photo 3 of 3 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Army Signal Corps
Identification Code   342-FH-3A38586-63748AC
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Photos on Same Day See all photos dated 23 Jun 1944
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 1 Jun 2019

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
26 May 2019 11:07:17 PM

Note the catapult bridle attached to the landing gear for what was almost certainly this pilot’s first catapult launch. 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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