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A Pacific Kodak Moment

A Pacific Kodak Moment
When highly coveted Kodachrome transparency film was present in the tropics, it could suffer the ravages of humidity as is evident in this spotted, yet evocative image of Spitfires in a faraway place. In the absence of formal caption information, some clues in this battered Kodachrome may help identify the players. The Spitfires all wear two-tone fin flashes and roundels; the lack of any red pigment in these markings matches American efforts to avoid any...

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A Pacific Kodak Moment

Article in December 2022 Issue

ON THE COVER: The Fighter Collections' chief pilot Pete Kynsey brings in their rare, Goodyear built FG-1D Corsair super close to the magic camera lens of John Dibbs to get this outstanding shot. This warbird is painted in Royal Navy livery.


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