Friday, January 18, 2013

Bassingbourn Photographer - The Wabash Cannonball II


Here are twelve photographs found quite by chance within a set of 300 negatives discovered on a bottom shelf at a flea market.

It's a Northrup P-61 "Black Widow" Night Fighter. Only 706 were built. Bassingbourn AF Base in England, was the home of many P-51 Mustangs, b-17 Bombers and a few P-47 Fighters. No one seems to know why this lone "Black Widow" was there in the Winter of 1944-45.



P-61 lite good PanX f4.5 60th sec. med yell filter 04
P61 lite good PanX 4 5 60 med yell filter 03

P61 lite good PanX 4 5 60 med yell filter 02
P61 lite good PanX 4 5 60 med yell filter 01

P61 f6.3 100th 35mm Elmar Wide Angle 03
P61 6 3 100 35mm Elmar Wide Angle 05

P61 6 3 100 35mm Elmar Wide Angle 04
P61 6 3 100 35mm Elmar Wide Angle 02

P61 6 3 100 35mm Elmar Wide Angle 01
P61 6 3 100 35mm Elmar wide angle

P61 4 5 60 lite good med yel filter 02
P61 4 5 60 lite good med yel filter 01




This set of six photographs of this Short Stirling, a very rare aircraft indeed, is part of a book of negatives found at a flea market in 2008.

Included are
a P-61 Black Widow "Wabash Cannonball II,
a 125 mission Lancaster "S for Sugar",
the B-17 “Ack Ack Annie”,
and a bazooka equipped Piper Cub.

Look at these and be amazed.

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