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U.S. NAVY BASES IN BRAZIL - U.S NAVY BASES

16)USN NAF RECIFE PICS



Recife was the second large air base in size and importance. It operated in conjunction with Parnamirim Field Natal.




C 47 Dakota, a Hudson and one PBY Catalina. In opposite side the Brazilian sector of that base.



The large area of Ibura Airfield south of Recife circa 1943.



One Ventura (left above) and one Marauder B-26 are seen during  maintenance at Recife Ibura Field.


Ibura Field seen from above circa 1943.



Above German survivors seen upon landing at Ibura Airfield. Following the interrogation procedures, they will board a US Navy vessel bound for captivity in one US prison Camp until after the war.




Scene in the cargo compartment of a Naval Air Transport Service C-47 R4D, en route from Ipitanga - Bahia to Recife, in July 1943. In the foreground an Army doctor keeps a watchful eye on a U.S. Government employee who is being taken to a hospital after being stricken with a tropical disease. Other passengers are passing the time in the background. Photographed by LTJG. Wayne Miller. Photo: National Archives



A detailed map from US Navy facilities erected at Recife including the Airfield Hospitals and Radio stations, vital for the war effort. 



One Liberator B-24 seen parked at Ibura Airfield circa 1943.



Above one C-46 Curtiss Commando being loaded with fuel for a long journey across the Atlantic bound for African front.



US Military boarding one C-54 at Ibura Airfield







Documents released by FOLD 3 show details of all facilities erected by US Army and Navy at Recife. 



A makeshift Command Post and other facilities under construction at Recife Ibura Field. 



The picture above shows the Control Tower at Ibura Field. Photo Fold 3.



 

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