Japanese "Betty" Bomber
sits on the runway at Ie shima Island
World War II.
the 34th fighter Squadron Yearbook
Photo Scanned by
C. Jeff Dyrek
Click Here's what one
or our readers said.from Gary and
I was told by members
of the 507th Fighter Group, that were also stationed at Ie Shima, that
the marking were given to the Japanese by Macarthur as a means to identify
these particular aircraft. There is a article about the envoys arrival
at Ie Shima with some very good photos in the National Geographic magazine
from this period, Sorry I don't remember the month, but it was a 1945 issue.
The 507th personnel managed to film the events, and I have seen some news
reels from the time describing the event on IeShima. Very interesting
history. I really enjoy the photos, the 507th members didn't take a lot
of pictures, so its great to see the Island through the 34th.
Gary and Debbie