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Subject: [Leica] IMG: More ancient airplanes
From: boulanger.croissant at (Peter Klein)
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2016 23:34:05 -0700
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Thanks, Jim and Ted.  Ted, I had a chance to chat with the pilots of both
the Mustang and a Spitfire after they flew. They were interested in my
Leica--they had heard of the brand and knew that they had covered the war.
We also chatted about the old radio equipment in the planes, which I'm
familiar with--we ham radio operators used to adapt those surplus radios
for our use when I was a teenager.

I told them about you, your parachute jump and your Mustang flight. I
recounted your story about how you managed to take your upside-down selfie
despite the G-forces. They both said things like, "More power to him," "God
bless that guy," and "I want to be like that when I'm 75!" So you gained a
couple of more admirers.

God save the Queen and tally ho full throttle!

On Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 2:29 PM, Ted Grant <tedgrant at> wrote:

> Hi Peter,
> Gotta love those Mustangs! :-)  Very cool plane to say the least!
> Too bad you weren't around when I did my inaugural flight on my 76th
> birthday, day! "Great fight flight!"
> I shot down 5  Messerschmitt's! :-) Yeah, :-) all in an hour! True, that's
> where the photo of me upside down came from . :-) During that battle!  ;-)
> ;-)
> cheers,
> Dr. Ted Grant  C.M.  O.C.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: LUG [ at] On 
> Behalf
> Of
> Peter Klein
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> To: lug; olympus at; leicareflex at
> Subject: [Leica] IMG: More ancient airplanes
> Apologies to Edvard Munch:
> < at N04/29348065960/in/dateposted-
> public
> />
> Nose turret view:
> < at N04/29603707886/in/dateposted-
> public
> />
> Mustang, pilot and friend:
> < at N04/29014566823/in/dateposted-
> public
> />
> While in the B-25 nose turret, my Leica's rangefinder wouldn't line up.
> My first thought: Oh, no!  Did I bump it out of alignment while going
> through the crawlway?  But no, I'd slid through the crawlway on my back
> with the camera safely on my stomach. Once I got out of the plane, all
> was well.  Then it hit me. Dummy, the turret glass is curved!
> Leica M Monochrom, 35/2 Summicron IV,  and 6'3" (190 cm) photographer
> shoehorning himself into small spaces. Enjoy!
> --Peter
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