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B-32 Dominator bomber 'Hobo Queen II' shortly after her arrival at Clark Field, Manila, Philippine Islands, May 1945

Caption   B-32 Dominator bomber 'Hobo Queen II' shortly after her arrival at Clark Field, Manila, Philippine Islands, May 1945 ww2dbase
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Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 19 Jan 2011

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
13 Dec 2010 08:36:24 PM

Later, on 18 Aug 1945 during an aerial reconnaissance mission, this aircraft was damaged by fighters over Tokyo, Japan in what may have been the last aerial combat engagement of WWII.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
9 Dec 2011 04:30:14 PM

LAST AERIAL COMBAT OF WWII: Adding more information from Mr Stubblebine's comment. Although the war was over 18 Aug. 1945 Hobo Queen II, flown by Colonel Frank R. Cook encountered Japanese anti-aircraft fire with another B-32, were intercepted by seventeen Japanese fighters, fourteen A6M Zeros(Zekes)along with three N1K2 Shiden-Kai(George)fighters one A6M5 Model 52 Zero was flown by Saburo Sakai attacks were made, but caused no damage to the B-32s. Hobo Queen claimed two Zekes and one N1K2(George)claimed as a probable. 28 Aug. Propellers were removed from all Japanese aircraft to prevent unauthorized flights. After WWII Hobo Queen was declared surplus, and scrapped in May 1946. Col. Cooks previous aircraft was a B-29 named Hobo Queen The B-32 was armed w/10x50 Caliber machine guns with 5,450 rounds of ammo.

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WW2-Era Place Name Angeles, Pampanga, Philippines
Lat/Long 15.1858, 120.5597
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