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Collection Item Summary:

James J. Kirkpatrick poses next to the rear half of a wrecked Japanese fighter hanging next to a sign that proclaims "They Have No Tails in Zamboanga" at Moret Field, Zamboanga, Philippines, 1945. Original caption: JJK with Japanese plane "Moret Field" "They have no tail in Zamboanga" "No tails" air field in Zamboanga, 2nd largest city in Philippines recently retaken by our troops from Japanese. Tail from Jap Zero their main fighter plane shot down when our troops took over. Sign refers to an old Army barracks ballard [sic] about the particular species of monkeys in the area. the "building" is the Operations Shack where we filed flight plans.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Philippines

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National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560


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