The local museum recently had a bit of a fire sale on some of the images they don't use anymore, managed to score some gems. A wonderful late war shot of a RAAF PB2B2 “Black Cat” on Lord Howe island. Love the wear and tear, the crew person on the phones reaction also note the rudder hasn’t been repainted and the quality of the image, this is why I posted it so large, sorry!
Another nice shot, from what I can make out the RAAF got 47 of the 67 late model PB2B2 tall tailed Catalinas manufactured.
Last Edit: Dec 7, 2017 21:05:55 GMT 12 by planecrazy
Everything is being digitised these days,so to save space and having to manage artifacts like photos they'll (hopefully high res) scan them then effectively dump them. A bonus for the collector but risky if they aren't thorough with their management. Unfortunately there is a perception that 'everything is online now anyway'.
The RNZAF Airforce museum has an extensive online archive,but apart from 1 day about 10 years ago, at work when some kind soul proudly posted a link,I haven't been able to access it.Must have been popular cause it crashed the system!.