P-47D fighters from the 19th Squadron of the 318th Fighter Group of the 7th US Air Force take off from the East Field airfield, located on the island of Saipan.
Lead pilot John “Jack” H. Payne on the P-47D-20-RA Big Squaw aircraft, serial number 43-25327.
The dump truck, allegedly, “Diamond T-972”.
Source of photo information:
Location: Saipan Island, Mariana Islands
Image Date: October 1944