Friday, May 27, 2011

Navy Pilots


We wrap up Navy Week with this photograph of Navy Pilots. The picture was taken aboard an aircraft carrier in the Pacific in 1945.

10 comments:

  1. Could be a pilot's ready room.

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  2. I don't know, with that decapitated twin's floating head and torso in the upper left corner, I'd say this has to be the seance room.

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  3. Nate, I was just about to comment on that same thing. Very strange. Is PJM messing with us?

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  4. Dave, Nate,
    I did not photoshop this image. I had not noticed the strange goings on in the upper left of the image. I am not sure what is going on but this is the way the image came from the Navy.
    PJM

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  5. It might be a large poster on the back wall to bolster the pilots morale. It seems that the back two rows are the "happy" place to be. Now, if someone will wake up the marine.....

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  6. Looks like an overlapping transparency or negative. The "decapitated twins" are repeat images overlaid by some darkroom mishap.

    Note how even this late in the war the variation of suppliers/specs. The men on the right exhibit at least three different models of flight goggles.

    John

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  7. My dad was a pharmacist mate in the Pacific during the war. He took pictures but had difficulty getting the darkroom supplies. Many of his prints were developed in x-ray fixer instead. They were odd.

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  8. mary, there's a guy doing the opposite -- making photos using xray film -- with a huge camera he made:

    Darren's Great Big Camera

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