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Two Consolidated B-24 Liberator Warplanes

Two Consolidated B-24 Liberator Warplanes
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Title: Two Consolidated B-24 Liberator Warplanes
Description: Aerial view of two Consolidated B-24 Liberator warplanes taken from another airplane during the Alexishafen strike. On the left is Colonel Arthur Rogers' lead plane, and on the right is the warplane "Pistol Packin' Mamma." Colonel Rogers commanded the 90th Bombardment Group, "The Jolly Rogers." The tail art of the "Jolly Rogers" was a skull with crossed bombs underneath. Below the warplanes are clouds over tree-covered hills and a river. Alexishafen was a Japanese occupied airbase located on the northeast coast of New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea), near Madang.

Image ID: 101240
October 13, 1943 
Doyle, Robert
Doyle, Robert. Papers : 1935-1974, 1995
Genre: Photograph
Robert Doyle was a civilian war correspondent for the Milwaukee Journal during World War II, covering the experiences of Wisconsin troops in the 32nd "Red Arrow" Division, an infantry division of the United States Army National Guard. The "Red Arrow" Division consisted mainly of soldiers from Wisconsin and Michigan.
Subjects: Land
Signs and symbols
Caricatures and cartoons
Airplane, Military
Armed Forces
Transportation, Military
World War, 1939-1945

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