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BillyTheKid_22
02-09-2007, 12:59 PM
http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/online/ddd/includes/images/475/443.jpg



David Douglas Duncan, sealed into the plexglass-nosed wing tank of a P-38, with his pilot' Maj. Edward H.Taylor, before their takeoff for Okinawa, japan, 1945.



http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/online/ddd/includes/images/475/444.jpg


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T_O_A_D
02-09-2007, 01:05 PM
What was he doing?
Besides riding ins a gutted fueltank with a camera.
Link gave me this

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TheBandit_76
02-09-2007, 01:09 PM
Dunno, but I would have taped over or removed the bomb/tank selector switch!

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BillyTheKid_22
02-09-2007, 01:11 PM
Originally posted by TheBandit_76:
Dunno, but I would have taped over or removed the bomb/tank selector switch!

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Red_lightning1
02-09-2007, 01:12 PM
In Korea, I was tied to Marine aviation because of World War II. There's a crazy guy here in Austin named Ed Taylor. We met on Okinawa during the Okinawa campaign, and he was flying a P-38 reconnaissance fighter converted to air reconnaissance -- "flying cameras" is what they called them. He was a real wild guy. I had been trying to photograph close air support for the Marine infantry on the main battle line. I couldn't get what I wanted. We got shot up. It was too dangerous. We couldn't get close enough. I had one run where I was photographing the torpedo bombers and they shot through the glass and the guy in front of me was laid open down to his spine right between my feet. That's what kind of a place it was. I still couldn't get what I wanted. So Ed Taylor said let's fix it, and we put a plastic nose belly tank under his P-38. He was in the cockpit above me and I was hanging under his wing and he put me right down in back of these Corsairs firing rockets and dropping napalm. We went right down into the battlefront itself at about three or four hundred miles an hour. Unbelievable. No one had ever done it before.

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BillyTheKid_22
02-09-2007, 01:15 PM
Originally posted by Red_lightning1:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">In Korea, I was tied to Marine aviation because of World War II. There's a crazy guy here in Austin named Ed Taylor. We met on Okinawa during the Okinawa campaign, and he was flying a P-38 reconnaissance fighter converted to air reconnaissance -- "flying cameras" is what they called them. He was a real wild guy. I had been trying to photograph close air support for the Marine infantry on the main battle line. I couldn't get what I wanted. We got shot up. It was too dangerous. We couldn't get close enough. I had one run where I was photographing the torpedo bombers and they shot through the glass and the guy in front of me was laid open down to his spine right between my feet. That's what kind of a place it was. I still couldn't get what I wanted. So Ed Taylor said let's fix it, and we put a plastic nose belly tank under his P-38. He was in the cockpit above me and I was hanging under his wing and he put me right down in back of these Corsairs firing rockets and dropping napalm. We went right down into the battlefront itself at about three or four hundred miles an hour. Unbelievable. No one had ever done it before.

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leitmotiv
02-09-2007, 01:38 PM
A journalist the the core---everything for the story/photograph! More guts than brains!

BillyTheKid_22
02-09-2007, 02:46 PM
Originally posted by leitmotiv:
A journalist the the core---everything for the story/photograph! More guts than brains!



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Hrannar
02-09-2007, 04:00 PM
I would love to see some of the photos he got in that drop tank http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

major_setback
02-09-2007, 04:57 PM
Originally posted by Hrannar:
I would love to see some of the photos he got in that drop tank http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Here's one:

http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/online/ddd/gallery/stories/445.html

http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/online/ddd/includes/images/475/445.jpg

BillyTheKid_22
02-09-2007, 05:00 PM
Originally posted by major_setback:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Hrannar:
I would love to see some of the photos he got in that drop tank http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Here's one:

http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/online/ddd/gallery/stories/445.html

http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/online/ddd/includes/images/475/445.jpg </div></BLOCKQUOTE>



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BillyTheKid_22
02-09-2007, 05:08 PM
http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/online/ddd/includes/images/475/590.jpg



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Waldo.Pepper
02-09-2007, 05:15 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/WaldoPepper/p-38/ambulance.jpg

The modification of a droptank was used previously during WW2 as an ambulance/litter.

BillyTheKid_22
02-09-2007, 05:21 PM
Originally posted by Waldo.Pepper:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/WaldoPepper/p-38/ambulance.jpg

The modification of a droptank was used previously during WW2 as an ambulance/litter.


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dazza9806482
02-09-2007, 07:12 PM
Thanks Billy

cool pics

BillyTheKid_22
02-10-2007, 09:45 AM
Originally posted by dazza9806482:
Thanks Billy

cool pics



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leitmotiv
02-10-2007, 11:05 AM
DDD's archives!

http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/online/ddd/home.html

I'm happy to see he was flying with a parachute! They must have worked out a way for him to get out. I had no idea how that famous Corsair photo was taken! Thanks for the info, Billy!

BillyTheKid_22
02-10-2007, 11:09 AM
Originally posted by leitmotiv:
DDD's archives!

http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/online/ddd/home.html

I'm happy to see he was flying with a parachute! They must have worked out a way for him to get out. I had no idea how that famous Corsair photo was taken! Thanks for the info, Billy!



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Xiolablu3
02-10-2007, 03:03 PM
Wwow!

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