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P-51 Mustangs of the 45th Fighter Squadron lined up on South Field, Iwo Jima, Mar 7, 1945. Fire is from a P-51 from the 78th Fighter Squadron that crashed on landing and struck two parked 45th Fighter Squadron P-51s. [Colorized by WW2DB]

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Caption     P-51 Mustangs of the 45th Fighter Squadron lined up on South Field, Iwo Jima, Mar 7, 1945. Fire is from a P-51 from the 78th Fighter Squadron that crashed on landing and struck two parked 45th Fighter Squadron P-51s. [Colorized by WW2DB] ww2dbase
Colorization Note   This photograph was originally a black and white photograph; the colorized version presented here was a derivative work by WW2DB. The colors used in this version were speculative, and could be significantly different from the real colors.

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Photographer    Unknown
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Army Air Force
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P-51 Mustang   Main article  Photos  Maps  
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Photos on Same Day 7 Mar 1945
Photos at Same Place Iwo Jima, Japan
Added By David Stubblebine
Colorized Date 24 Feb 2023

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WW2-Era Place Name Iwo Jima, Japan
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