Lost Aircraft Photographs from World War II

These images were sent to me in an e-mail from a friend with a subject line about these being long-lost (and recently found) photos from World War II. No credit was provided for them, so if you are the owner, please contact me and either tell me to remove them or provide your name so that proper attribution can be made known.

Japanese Kawanishi H8K seaplane - Airplanes and Rockets

 Snow on deck of USS Philippine Sea - Airplanes and Rockets
    Japanese Kawanishi H8K seaplane                                      Snow on deck on USS Philippine Sea

Squad of Rufe's at Bougainville - Airplanes and Rockets     The A6M2-N float plane version of the Zero - Airplanes and Rockets

          Squad of Rufe's at Bougainville                          The A6M2-N float plane version of the Zero

Deck crew climbing up to get the pilot out - Airplanes and Rockets     Ju 88 loading a torpedo - Airplanes and Rockets

Deck crew climbing up to get the pilot out. He did.                        Heinkel He 115 loading a torpedo            .

Spitfire Tipping-Off a V1 - Airplanes and Rockets   V-1 Buzz Bomb - Airplanes and Rockets
 Spitfire Tipping Off a V-1 Buzz Bomb - Airplanes and Rockets

"Spitfire 'tipping-off' a V1. At first V1s were shot down by gunfire. Optimum range was inside 200 yds, which was
marginal for survival. Many planes were damaged and quite a few pilots killed. Basically at such high speed and
low altitude a plane had to fly though the explosion and hope. With the high risk of being blown up some of the
best pilots started tipping the V1's wing, because of damage to wing tips they later developed a tactic of
disrupting the airflow by placing their wing very close to the V1's wing, causing it to topple. Not every pilot did
this. At night this was not possible, the flame from the V1 blinded the pilot to everything else, though some
Mossie pilots flew past closely in front of the V1, again causing it to topple. The thought of doing this at
450 mph, 4,000 feet above the ground, at night and being blinded gives me the willies." - Anon

Macchi 202v - Airplanes and Rockets     Italian 303 Bombers over N. Africa - Airplanes and Rockets

                 Macchi 202v                                             Italian 303 Bombers over N. Africa

PBY-5 at Peral Harbor - Airplanes and Rockets      Airplanes damaged at Pearl Harbor - Airplanes and Rockets
Airplanes Lost During the Pearl Harbor Attack - December 7, 1941
"A date that will live in infamy."





Posted July 17, 2011