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Old 1st February 2019, 12:07
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Re: Awesome Colorized WWII Aviation Photos

The TBM was 22904 of VT82 and the damage was caused when she was struck by 22889 of the same squadron which spun-in after being hit by AA at Chichi Jima.

All three crew of 22889 were killed, but Ens. R.T. King in '904 managed to regain control and fly back to the Task Group where he made a successful ditching. Unfortunately, before realising that the aircraft could be brought under control he had ordered his two crewmen to bail out off Chichi. They were captured and executed.
George Kernahan
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