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DESCRIPTION: A Boeing B-29 Superfortress and a North American P-51 "Mustang" burn furiously on a runway at Iwo Jima, Bonin Islands, The B-29, which was returning from a mission on 24 April 1945, developed engine trouble over the island, and while attempting to make an emergency landing, crashed into nine P-5ls parked on the runway. Four Mustangs were destroyed, and five were damaged. The bomber was from the 39th Bomb Squadron, 504th Bomb Group, 313th Bomb Wing, based on Tinian, Marianas Islands.
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