Post by Dave Homewood on Apr 28, 2010 20:30:30 GMT 12
Actually after writing the above I remembered that Ken Tod (obiwan) sent me some old photos a few weeks back of the RNZAF Museum's aircraft in the 1980's, which he offered to me to make headers from. Among them is a great shot of the C-47 being run up, and so I have now created a new header which will be seen here in the near future.
Post by Dave Homewood on Apr 30, 2010 10:58:33 GMT 12
It came from a collection of photos from the Firth family. Ted and Tony Firth were very into the Territorial Air Force before the war and were top instructors in WWII. I hope to publish some of the photos in my upcoming book on the GR Squadrons. They were members of the Auckland squadron based at Hobsonville before the war. They were also very big in the Auckland Aero Club scene at Mangere. Neat photo, isn't it?
Post by Dave Homewood on Jun 15, 2010 23:06:53 GMT 12
This latest Dakota photo was kindly sent to me by Damon Edwards, who picked it up off TradeMe I think. It's somewhere in the pacific but I am not sure where. Damon may know more. It's a neat photo I reckon. I wonder how much cooler inside the stripped Dakotas were as opposed to the ones with Olive Drab paint. I'm sure the reflective surface must have made a difference to temperature, especially in the tropics.
Post by Dave Homewood on Jul 2, 2010 15:45:32 GMT 12
The new header shows Jerry Yagen's Mosquito at Avspecs, Ardmore, taken yesterday and kindly sent in by Kerry Carlyle (fockewulf). this is actually a crop form a brilliant panorama shot teken by his wife's new whizzy-do camera. He thought the sight of the Mossie might make an interesting header, and I agree.
Here's the panorama which I have reduced in pixel size to fit on the forum. Photo Kerry Carlyle.