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Old Aug 24, 2010, 8:24 AM   #11
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Great photos of a fascinating piece of history! Wonderful captures of both the details and the full picture. Thanks for sharing!
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Old Aug 24, 2010, 1:39 PM   #12
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More pictures at the following link: http://keltech.zenfolio.com/p273896158

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Great series Lou. The interior shots are particularly good. There are a few of these still flying - tough birds. I saw Wm Lyon's Fuddy Duddy (the one I photographed in his air museum) in flight some years ago, and it is still flying. The California Division of Forestry used to use these on forest fires as borate bombers until a wing came off one in flight from metal fatigue, killing all aboard.

I looked through your Zenfolios - nice stuff. I particularly liked your flying foxes (fruit bats), but I have to ask what plant is this? A palm of some sort?:

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Old Aug 25, 2010, 8:27 PM   #13
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Mole - Thanks for looking. Glad you enjoyed this little piece of aviation history.

Penolta - I don't have a clue as to the plant name. I thought it photogenic and took its picture.

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Old Aug 25, 2010, 11:24 PM   #14
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this looks like it was tons of fun! Great series, thanks for sharing these
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Great series, Lou. I love the interior shots. A few years ago, one of these came to our airport and came in very low over my field during soccer practice. Stopping practice and taking pics wasn't exactly an option, but I won't forget the sound of those big engines.

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Old Aug 27, 2010, 8:49 PM   #16
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NMRecording - Thanks for commenting and glad you enjoyed the pictures.

Paul - Yes it is a sound quite unique. Just imagine a sky full of these coming at you on a bombing run. It must have been terrifying.

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