|Caption||A North American P-51D Mustang of the Vll Fighter Command taking off from Saipan, Mariana Islands for the newly-captured airfield on Iwo Jima, Mar 16, 1945. Note the twin oversized VLR drop tanks. ww2dbase|
|Source||ww2dbaseUnited States Army Air Force|
|Photos on Same Day||16 Mar 1945|
|Photos at Same Place||Saipan, Mariana Islands|
|Added By||David Stubblebine|
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