An untouched WW2 photograph...

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Photographic evidence that OS X crashes ...



[ 10-28-2002: Message edited by: MajorMatt ]</p>
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  • Reply 1 of 23
    amorphamorph Posts: 7,112member
    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />



    Brilliant!



    Thanks for posting that.
  • Reply 2 of 23
    buonrottobuonrotto Posts: 6,368member
    Hey, if my uptime started some time in 1942, I wouldn't complain.



    Great pic. :cool:
  • Reply 2 of 23
    That would make an awesome poster!! Can Kinkos do something like that with a picture that small??



    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> Just noticed the Miss Steve!



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  • Reply 4 of 23
    maskermasker Posts: 451member
    Miss Steve heheheh



    At least Miss Steve took out 18 or so of those PC nazi's before cashing in the chips.



    BTW, that is not a crash, looks like a landing you walk away from to me. Probably a dead stick, sans landing gear.



    MSKR
  • Reply 5 of 23
    Most poster size stuff gets printed at 150 dpi (that's what resolution we print at on our plotter). So scanning in a 35mm negative at 2400dpi should enlarge it acceptably well.
  • Reply 6 of 23
    that's X-ellent, made me LOL



    "even when OS X crashes, you can walk away unharmed"
  • Reply 7 of 23
    [quote]Originally posted by M3D Jack:

    <strong>Most poster size stuff gets printed at 150 dpi (that's what resolution we print at on our plotter). So scanning in a 35mm negative at 2400dpi should enlarge it acceptably well.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Yes, but too big and it's going to be awfully grainy. And that assumes you actually have the negative. Scan it from that picture and you don't want to go very big.



    All that aside though, great pic. That's really funny.
  • Reply 8 of 23
    alcimedesalcimedes Posts: 5,486member
    lol, that's great, where did you get it from?
  • Reply 9 of 23
    [quote]Originally posted by BuonRotto:

    <strong>Hey, if my uptime started some time in 1942, I wouldn't complain.



    Great pic. :cool: </strong><hr></blockquote>



    P-51D came out in 44, and that pilot bagged quite a few krauts. (Dotcha love the political correctness?). I'd guess 1945.



    Heh, Miss Steve. Given that it almost seems like the guy does get moody about once a month. . .

    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 10 of 23
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> funny picture ! good hunt ! <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 11 of 23
    stunnedstunned Posts: 1,096member
    How OS X has evolved in 60 years....



    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 12 of 23
    majormattmajormatt Posts: 1,077member
    I found it at the MA Forums. Currently, the forum goers at MA are making ads out of this photo for fun. Be creative my AIers
  • Reply 13 of 23
    jeffyboyjeffyboy Posts: 1,055member
    The Miss Steve in happier times:







    Jeff
  • Reply 14 of 23
    buonrottobuonrotto Posts: 6,368member
    Some of the stuff in that MacAddict thread is hilarious. It's in the Anything Apple forum if anyone feels like taking a peek.



    Apparently, the ace's name is Capt. William J. Cullerton of the 357th Fighter Squadron.



    <a href="http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/355thGal.htm"; target="_blank">http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/355thGal.htm</a>;



    (about 2/3 to 3/4 of the way down, two more images -- it's for real)
  • Reply 15 of 23
    jeffyboyjeffyboy Posts: 1,055member
    Not to drift off topic, the guy in the photo I posted is listed as:

    Lt.William J. Cullerton



    Some further googling dug up <a href="http://www.eaw.it/pagine/USAAF 355FG.htm&quot; target="_blank">this:</a>



    (5 air and 15.5 ground kills), 357th FS/355th FG, Steple Morden/England, post November 1944.



    1st Lt William J. Cullerton claimed five air-to-air and 15 air-to-ground victories, ranking him 29th among Eighth Air Force aces under the system in force in Europe at the time, where no distinction was drawn between air and ground kills. The Eighth Air Force was out-of-step with other units,and official recognition of ground kills was withdrawn postwar. Cullerton's P-51D carried a blue rudder and a 12-inch blue nose band, markings adopted by the 357th FS after November 1944. Several other 357th FS Mustangs carried the same 'Licking Dragon' motif on their noses.



    Jeff



    Edit: BuonRotto snuck in as I was posting...



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  • Reply 16 of 23
    jeffyboyjeffyboy Posts: 1,055member
    More on Cullerton:

    <a href="http://www.state.il.us/gov/press/00/may/culrtn.htm"; target="_blank">http://www.state.il.us/gov/press/00/may/culrtn.htm</a>;



    "Cullerton, a distinguished and highly decorated pilot during World War II, was an escaped prisoner of war and has been honored by the United States, French, Polish and Russian governments. He is in the Illinois Military Aviation Hall of Fame and is enshrined in the Champlain Fighter Aces Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. His U.S. military honors include the Presidential Citation, the Air Medal with 7 Oak Leaf Clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart, Silver Star and the Distinguished Service Cross. He has served on a variety of boards and won numerous honors.\t"







    This is fun!



    Jeff



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  • Reply 17 of 23
    jeffyboyjeffyboy Posts: 1,055member
    Oddly, I'm having trouble finding details on his story, but according to this

    <a href="http://www.dm.af.mil/pa/news/2000/November_2000/10_Nov_2000.pdf"; target="_blank">www.dm.af.mil/pa/news/2000/November_2000/10_Nov_2000.pdf</a>

    he was shot down in France, taken prisoner and shot by SS officer during an escape attempt.



    Is it possible the OS X photo is the plane he was shot down in?

    :confused:



    Jeff



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  • Reply 18 of 23
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    the plane with the immatriculation OS-X was the plane he flew, yes.



  • Reply 19 of 23
    ALC,



    I'M GONNA KILL MULATTABIANCA!





  • Reply 20 of 23
    zozo Posts: 3,115member
    [quote]Originally posted by ShawnPatrickJoyce:

    <strong>ALC,



    I'M GONNA KILL MULATTABIANCA!





    </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Huh?



    And btw, how can you have "15.5 ground kills"???
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