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JRS-1, J2F, OS2U, and R3D aircraft at Ford Island, US Territory of Hawaii, Jan or Feb 1942

Caption   JRS-1, J2F, OS2U, and R3D aircraft at Ford Island, US Territory of Hawaii, Jan or Feb 1942 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives via Pat Robinson of Smithsonian Institution
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Photos at Same Place Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 22 Feb 2014

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
17 Feb 2015 05:47:01 PM

This photo was taken from the Ford Island water tower which was removed later in 1942.

The two-engine transport in the lower left is a Douglas R3D, the Navy version of the DC-5 & the USAAF C-110. This is a very rare bird. Only 12 were built and only 7 were operated by the Navy. This aircraft came to Hawaii for use by US Marine paratroopers but it was procured by "Commander, Air, Battle Force, US Fleet" and based at Ford Island.
2. Anonymous says:
17 Jul 2018 08:15:06 PM

There is also a Grumman JRF Goose to the right of the R3D.

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