Maj General Willis H Hale (front seat) and Vice Admiral John H Hoover tour Aslito Field, Saipan, Marianas (later Isley Field), Jun 28, 1944, ten days after the area was captured from the Japanese. Note P-47 Thunderbolt.P-47 Thunderbolts of the 19th Fighter Squadron share the airfield with Marine Corps TBM Avengers Isely Field on Saipan, Mariana Islands, mid 1944. Note incomplete Japanese hangar.Armorers SSgt George Townsend and Sgt George Barker make ready the dorsal quad Browning .50 caliber machine guns of a P-61 Black Widow night fighter, Saipan, 19 Jul 1944.An aircraft maintenance crewman with the 497th Bomb Group at Isley Field on Saipan, Mariana Islands securing a propeller for a B-29 Superfortress to a service trailer, late 1944. Note B-29 “Lucky Lynn” beyond.
Maj General Willis H Hale (front seat) and Vice Admiral John H Hoover tour Aslito Field, Saipan, Marianas (later Isley Field), Jun 28, 1944, ten days after the area was captured from the Japanese. Note P-47 Thunderbolt.P-47 Thunderbolts of the 19th Fighter Squadron share the airfield with Marine Corps TBM Avengers Isely Field on Saipan, Mariana Islands, mid 1944. Note incomplete Japanese hangar.Armorers SSgt George Townsend and Sgt George Barker make ready the dorsal quad Browning .50 caliber machine guns of a P-61 Black Widow night fighter, Saipan, 19 Jul 1944.An aircraft maintenance crewman with the 497th Bomb Group at Isley Field on Saipan, Mariana Islands securing a propeller for a B-29 Superfortress to a service trailer, late 1944. Note B-29 “Lucky Lynn” beyond.
Armorers load belts of .50 caliber ammunition into a P-51D Mustang of the 45th Fighter Squadron, Saipan, Mariana Islands, before flying to Iwo Jima, Mar 1945.119 B-29 Superfortress bombers of the 73rd Bomb Wing lined up on Baker runway, Isley Field, Saipan, Mariana Islands, Sep 1945 with 35 more B-29s seen in the periphery.
Armorers load belts of .50 caliber ammunition into a P-51D Mustang of the 45th Fighter Squadron, Saipan, Mariana Islands, before flying to Iwo Jima, Mar 1945.119 B-29 Superfortress bombers of the 73rd Bomb Wing lined up on Baker runway, Isley Field, Saipan, Mariana Islands, Sep 1945 with 35 more B-29s seen in the periphery.


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"Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue."

Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, 16 Mar 1945