Thanks. The image offer sounds great. I'd be happy to credit you for the submission. My private email is mailto:[email protected]
1. Re. Lufbury's smash ( http://www.wbhaviland.org/le040.html
), I cropped the wingtip from the full size scan and the numbers are more legible - 1390.
2. Yep. Bill the Goat up front and the Jolly Roger inside a horseshoe amidship. It was pretty darn flashy. (Must not have been any shortage of paint.)
3. That is the Skipper in front of his plane as you concluded.
4. It has to be Whiskey. I think Soda should have been quite a bit smaller at that time and Whiskey was getting into all sorts of trouble... one time costing him an eye. A good comparison of their sizes is shown in the middle view -
5. Correct. It was the Count himself. Don't know who was photographing, though.
6. We're still trying to figure out which aircraft (SFA No.) Luf is posing in front of.
7. Correct again. I wish someone at that time had thought to photograph straight on all the pilots' personal insignia in order to get accurate perspective.
There are a few new views of Spads in the Lafayette section and Strutters in the GTMO section that I put up yesterday. The GTMO photos are extremely clear.