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Overlooking Motoyama Airfield, Iwo Jima, Japan, 4 Mar 1945; note US Marine with M1 Carbine, Type 96 anti-aircraft mount, and the first B-29 to land on Iwo Jima

Caption   Overlooking Motoyama Airfield, Iwo Jima, Japan, 4 Mar 1945; note US Marine with M1 Carbine, Type 96 anti-aircraft mount, and the first B-29 to land on Iwo Jima ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Marine Corps K. T. Soule Collection
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Photos on Same Day 4 Mar 1945
Photos at Same Place Iwo Jima, Japan
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 12 Oct 2014

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
23 Sep 2014 09:41:58 PM

The first B-29 to land on Iwo Jima was named “Dinah Might” and flew with 9th Bomb Group based on Tinian in the Marianas. “Dinah Might” was returning from Japan and landed on the airstrip when one end was held by the Japanese and the other by the US Marines. The airplane’s problems were corrected and it took off for Tinian later the same day.

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