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Controllers in the tower at Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico as a C-46 Commando lands on the runway, 1942.Group photo of the USAAF 3rd Mapping Squadron standing in front of a B-36 Lexington bomber during a stopover at Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico on their way to South America, 1942.
Controllers in the tower at Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico as a C-46 Commando lands on the runway, 1942.Group photo of the USAAF 3rd Mapping Squadron standing in front of a B-36 Lexington bomber during a stopover at Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico on their way to South America, 1942.
P-39 Airacobra fighter of the 32nd Pursuit Squadron at Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico while in transit to the European Theater, 1942.Reconnaissance Squadron members in front of an F-10 reconnaissance aircraft (photo variant of the B-25 Mitchell) at Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico, 1942.
P-39 Airacobra fighter of the 32nd Pursuit Squadron at Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico while in transit to the European Theater, 1942.Reconnaissance Squadron members in front of an F-10 reconnaissance aircraft (photo variant of the B-25 Mitchell) at Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico, 1942.
PBY-5A Catalina on the ramp probably at NAS Isla Grande, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Aug or Sep 1942.Aerial view of the tower, hangars, and pad at Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico, 1943. Aircraft seen include C-46, C-47, C-54, B-17, B-25, B-18, B-34, A-20, and perhaps others.
PBY-5A Catalina on the ramp probably at NAS Isla Grande, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Aug or Sep 1942.Aerial view of the tower, hangars, and pad at Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico, 1943. Aircraft seen include C-46, C-47, C-54, B-17, B-25, B-18, B-34, A-20, and perhaps others.
P-38 Lightning fighters in front of the hangars at Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico while in transit to the European Theater, 1943. Note also an OA-10 Catalina (the USAAF designation for the PBY) at extreme left.Aerial view of Vega Baja Auxiliary Airdrome, Puerto Rico, 10 Feb 1943
P-38 Lightning fighters in front of the hangars at Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico while in transit to the European Theater, 1943. Note also an OA-10 Catalina (the USAAF designation for the PBY) at extreme left.Aerial view of Vega Baja Auxiliary Airdrome, Puerto Rico, 10 Feb 1943
PBM-3C Mariner aircraft of US Navy patrol squadron VP-203 at Naval Air Station Isla Grande, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 12 Mar 1943Republic P-47N #44-88340 landing at Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico while in transit to the European Theater, 1944.
PBM-3C Mariner aircraft of US Navy patrol squadron VP-203 at Naval Air Station Isla Grande, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 12 Mar 1943Republic P-47N #44-88340 landing at Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico while in transit to the European Theater, 1944.
PB2Y aircraft at San Juan Naval Air Station, Puerto Rico, 21 Apr 1944Crews providing maintenance to PV-1 Ventura patrol bombers of US Navy squadron VPB-147 at NAS Isla Grande, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Jun 1944; note rocket rails mounted under the wings
PB2Y aircraft at San Juan Naval Air Station, Puerto Rico, 21 Apr 1944Crews providing maintenance to PV-1 Ventura patrol bombers of US Navy squadron VPB-147 at NAS Isla Grande, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Jun 1944; note rocket rails mounted under the wings
Starboard side view of USS Ticonderoga as she steamed off Puerto Rico toward Trinidad on her shakedown cruise, Jun 29, 1944. Note original length of the flight deck short of the bow, extended to cover bow 2 months later.B-29 Superfortress landing at Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico as part of the “Gypsy Task Force” training, 1945.
Starboard side view of USS Ticonderoga as she steamed off Puerto Rico toward Trinidad on her shakedown cruise, Jun 29, 1944. Note original length of the flight deck short of the bow, extended to cover bow 2 months later.B-29 Superfortress landing at Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico as part of the “Gypsy Task Force” training, 1945.
General Hap Arnold speaking with B-29 maintenance personnel during the “Gypsy Task Force” training at Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico, 1945.Hangar 3 at Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico with a B-29 Superfortress, a C-47 Skytrain, B-25 Mitchell, and L-4 Grasshopper, 1945.
General Hap Arnold speaking with B-29 maintenance personnel during the “Gypsy Task Force” training at Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico, 1945.Hangar 3 at Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico with a B-29 Superfortress, a C-47 Skytrain, B-25 Mitchell, and L-4 Grasshopper, 1945.
Ramp at Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico with a B-29 Superfortress, C-47 Skytrains, B-25 Mitchell, and P-38 Lightning, 1945.C-54 Skymaster transports lined up at Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico as part of Operation Green, the airlift of personnel from Europe to the Pacific, 1945.
Ramp at Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico with a B-29 Superfortress, C-47 Skytrains, B-25 Mitchell, and P-38 Lightning, 1945.C-54 Skymaster transports lined up at Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico as part of Operation Green, the airlift of personnel from Europe to the Pacific, 1945.
Republic P-47 at Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico as part of Operation White, the transfer of combat aircraft from Europe to the Pacific, 1945.Aerial view of Naval Air Station Isla Grande, San Juan, Puerto Rico, as it appeared in the Jun 1947 edition of the
Republic P-47 at Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico as part of Operation White, the transfer of combat aircraft from Europe to the Pacific, 1945.Aerial view of Naval Air Station Isla Grande, San Juan, Puerto Rico, as it appeared in the Jun 1947 edition of the 'US Navy Naval Aviation News'

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