The P-38 Lightning The Lockheed P-38 Lightning was a World War II American fighter aircraft built by Lockheed. Developed to a United States Army Air Corps requirement, the P-38 Lightning had distinctive twin booms and a single, central nacelle containing the cockpit and armament. Dad’s War Photos My father brought his camera with him […]
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Douglas A-20 Havoc bomber Douglas A-20 Havoc bomber, strafing Japanese in the South Pacific in WWII. “Dad’s War Photos” has dozens of photos of airplane nose art, New Guinea natives. The Douglas A-20 Havoc was a family of American attack, light bomber and night fighter aircraft of World War II. Attacking with forward-firing .50-cal. machine […]
B-25 Mitchell Bomber The North American B-25 Mitchell Bomber played a significant role during World War Two. It was a twin-engine medium attack bomber. It was one of America’s most famous airplanes of World War Two. The B-25 Mitchell bomber was the type used by Gen. Jimmy Doolittle for the Tokyo Raid on April 18, […]
Photos of B-17 Bombers My father took two photos of Boeing B-17 bombers while in the South Pacific area of New Guinea during World War Two. This B-17 shown below was being examined by several men. This was one of dozens of pictures of bombers, fighters, and assorted WWII planes that are in my new book, […]
Miscellaneous Photos of B-24 Bombers My father took several photos of B-24 Bombers while in the South Pacific area of New Guinea during World War Two. I put 28 pictures of these B-24 bombers in Dad’s War Photos: Adventures in the South Pacific. These World War Two B-24 airplanes were classified as heavy bombers, had […]
In March of 1945 during World War II, my father and his battalion were in Manila, Philippines. The Allies fought the Japanese there and killed many thousands. The Walled City, or Intramuros, was one of the places the enemy was fighting from. This is where this Japanese Arisaka Type 38 rifle and bayonet were found. […]
The Landing Ship, Tanks or LSTs are the ships that transported troops and machinery. See last week’s blog post for more information, photos and video. My father and his battalion traveled aboard these ships, being transported to the various locations in the South Pacific. They were on these LSTs when they left Oro Bay, New […]
Introduction to LSTs Part One One of the more fascinating and mysterious aspects of the photos my dad took were the troop and vehicle carriers, called LSTs. I always wondered how the trucks ended up parked on the top deck. It wasn’t until after I completed my book, Dad’s War Photos: Adventures in the South […]
Do you know anyone who was in the Army Air Force during WWII, or in the Air Force since WWII? Did you know you can have the military history of their battalion? If it would not have been for the discovery of the complete military record of my father’s battalion during its three years during […]
I had the honor of meeting with Mr. James J. Bollich in his home on Friday Feb. 13, 2015. He was captured by the Japanese in the Philippines in 1942, and was part of the “Bataan Death March” where multiple thousands of soldiers died. He also took lots of photos while in the Philippines, but […]
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