Discussion in 'Related Gear' started by Edward, Jul 5, 2018.
Just sold 2 of those bomb tags ( mission named on both) plus the arming wire
You must be somewhere around my age with that quote.
I popped out in 1947.....you?
You're older. I discovered the "Beatles" in 1964, so I was about 11.
I then discovered Hendrix and Led Zeppelin in the late 60s and boy did the game change on my musical tastes.
thought long about this one for quite some time but just had to have it for a couple of reasons... you know from my previous posts about the USAAF repurposing Planter's Peanut tins, well this photo has it all! A-2 jackets, a mission briefing, hacking A-11's and a planters peanut tin front and center! its an original 1943 silver gelatin photo print for publication in a variety of wartime information books Graflex dealers offered, often for free, under various titles. (Graflex produced large format and medium format press cameras) Many sets of photos were offered from 1943-1945 as Boxed sets of 25 gelatin silver prints on 16x20 inch board mounts depicting U.S. military action in Europe and the Pacific in custom Graflex shipping cases. full sets in original boxes usually sell for thousands today. I wanted just the one. it has some water damage to the mounting board at the bottom but framed up nicely... paid $90 (OUCH!) but worth it to me for my specific collection.
Nice one Edward !!!!
figured the fuze pin/tag should go under the B-17 spotter
just "shot" on Ebay - unfortunately the Zipper is damaged on the bottom but think i will be able to give her a repair without any further damages
think there was an page on the net where it was possible to investigate for ex Military personell
was obviously not used by a Pilot ...
nice find Thomas! the painted ones are real keepers!
Really cool how you can see the old layer of writing underneath the red "Put Weston" !