Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). An untouched WW2 photograph... - General Discussion Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In An untouched WW2 photograph... majormatt Posted: October 28, 2002 9:34PM in General Discussion edited January 2014 Photographic evidence that OS X crashes ... [ 10-28-2002: Message edited by: MajorMatt ]</p> «12»Comments Reply 1 of 23 amorph Posts: 7,112member October 28, 2002 9:46PM <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> Brilliant!Thanks for posting that. Reply 2 of 23 buonrotto Posts: 6,368member October 28, 2002 9:49PM Hey, if my uptime started some time in 1942, I wouldn't complain. Great pic. :cool: Reply 2 of 23 trailmaster308 Posts: 699member October 28, 2002 9:49PM 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![ 10-28-2002: Message edited by: trailmaster308 ]</p> Reply 4 of 23 masker Posts: 451member October 28, 2002 10:43PM Miss Steve hehehehAt 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 ghost_user_name Posts: 22,667member October 28, 2002 10:44PM 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 formerlurker Posts: 2,686member October 28, 2002 11:27PM that's X-ellent, made me LOL"even when OS X crashes, you can walk away unharmed" Reply 7 of 23 sledgehammer Posts: 505member October 28, 2002 11:41PM [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 alcimedes Posts: 5,486member October 29, 2002 12:03AM lol, that's great, where did you get it from? Reply 9 of 23 splinemodel Posts: 7,311member October 29, 2002 12:40AM [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 defiant Posts: 4,876member October 29, 2002 12:45AM <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 stunned Posts: 1,096member October 29, 2002 1:09AM How OS X has evolved in 60 years.... <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> Reply 12 of 23 majormatt Posts: 1,077member October 29, 2002 12:39PM 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 jeffyboy Posts: 1,055member October 29, 2002 11:36PM The Miss Steve in happier times:Jeff Reply 14 of 23 buonrotto Posts: 6,368member October 29, 2002 11:52PM 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 jeffyboy Posts: 1,055member October 29, 2002 11:56PM 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" 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.JeffEdit: BuonRotto snuck in as I was posting...[ 10-30-2002: Message edited by: jeffyboy ]</p> Reply 16 of 23 jeffyboy Posts: 1,055member October 30, 2002 12:15AM 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[ 10-30-2002: Message edited by: jeffyboy ]</p> Reply 17 of 23 jeffyboy Posts: 1,055member October 30, 2002 12:42AM 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? Jeff[ 10-30-2002: Message edited by: jeffyboy ]</p> Reply 18 of 23 defiant Posts: 4,876member October 30, 2002 2:35AM the plane with the immatriculation OS-X was the plane he flew, yes. Reply 19 of 23 shawnpatrickjoyce Posts: 2,417member October 30, 2002 6:55PM ALC, I'M GONNA KILL MULATTABIANCA! Reply 20 of 23 zo Posts: 3,115member October 30, 2002 7:35PM [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"??? «12» Sign In or Register to comment.