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Japanese Navy ordered to execute all Allied personnel captured at sea! Today in WW2 history 3/20/43. That order was well on the mind of this brave naval aviator as he floated for hours in his inflatable raft hoping for rescue. Rescue that came, when a US submarine periscope appeared on the surface. His TBM Avenger torpedo bomber had caught fire after taking heavy anti-aircraft fire in the Pacific's Bonin Islands. Recognize him?


George Bush Sr-Navy-WW2-Lieutenant -pilot flying 58 combat missions in the Pacific. He was injured bailing out of burning aircraft during a mission and rescued by a submarine.

de The Telegraph

13 strange and beautiful Japanese islands you must visit

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Extremely strong and very deep M8.5 earthquake hits Bonin Islands region, Japan by Adonai on May 30, 2015

de BBC

The islands where foxes fly

Niijima island merges with Nishinoshima, Japan

Iwo Jima Fighters and Bombers 8 April 1945, the day after the first fighter+bomber raid on Japan, Boeing B-29's, North American P-51's and Northrop P-61's are parked along Number #1 strip on Iwo Jima, Bonin Islands. Mt. Suribachi may be seen in the background. 78th Fighter Squadron

北側の浅瀬(左下方向)に向かって拡大を続ける小笠原諸島・西之島=16日(海上保安庁提供) ▼17Oct2014時事通信|西之島さらに拡大=ドーム7個分、噴火続く-海保