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465th Fighter Squadron plane ID part 1

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2011/10/06 14:57:00 (permalink)

465th Fighter Squadron plane ID part 1

I have an album of photos from a GI that was with the 465th Fighter Squadron on IE Shima and Okinawa in 1945-46 and need some help in identifying some of the planes in his photos.   I don’t think that all the planes were part of the 465th since some appear to be bombers and even a seaplane.  Most have nose art and if you know any history for those specific planes I would be interested in hearing about that also.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
Since I have 6 planes that need ID,  check the 2nd post for the other 3 planes
465th Fighter Squadron
Activated on 12 Oct 1944. Inactivated on 24 May 1946.
Assignments. 507th Fighter Group, 12 Oct 1944-24 May 1946
Stations:  Ie Shima, 24 Jun 1945; Yontan, Okinawa, 29 Jan-24 May 1946

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    Re:465th Fighter Squadron plane ID part 1 2012/05/10 11:26:49 (permalink)
    Top photo is a P-38L from the 80 FG .
    Middle is a P-61 Black Widow sorry squadron I don't know.Hard to tell.
    The P-47N is from the 413 FG 34 FS.
    Here is a link for the 413 FG.
    Any photo's of the 465 FS P-47N's in that album? Hope you post if that i a yes.
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