My Latest Favorite Photo

In the final edition of the Weekly Photo Challenge, Daily Post staff contributors share their favorite photos and invite you to do the same.
—WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

This is our last entry in the long-running WordPress Photo Challenge. I would like to take a moment and thank everyone who managed this epic photo adventure and also recognize the many excellent photographers that I have discovered along the way. You have inspired me and your work has challenged me to improve my own. Good luck in your future photographic endeavors.

I had just finished editing the photo below when the photo challenge was posted and I think that the look of the sunset is appropriate for this final entry.

This particular plane flew in the Korean war and you can see the silhouettes of thirty-five bombs and three bottles on the fuselage of the aircraft. It made a total of thirty-five bombing missions and three beer runs.

The story that I heard about this plane was that whenever a new pilot joined the squadron he was tasked to complete a series of checkout flights in-theater. Every nook and cranny of the plane was loaded with cases of beer and the pilot had to fly up to 10,000—12,000 feet of altitude until the cool air chilled the beer. Once the beer was the ideal temperature he was given co-ordinates for a distant airfield and delivered his cargo to the troops in the field. Three beer runs was the average test.

  27 comments for “My Latest Favorite Photo

  1. alstacer
    June 8, 2018 at 5:25 AM

    Flyers love a challenge and cold beer, what an incentive! Great photo and story.

    • June 8, 2018 at 7:21 AM

      It was a great way to find your way around and meet the folks supporting you on the ground.
      Ω

  2. May 31, 2018 at 1:16 PM

    Great story Allan, and wonderful image. I hope the story is true. Makes me hope maybe those who flew it had some fun mixed in with their fighting

    • May 31, 2018 at 3:57 PM

      It was a great way to meet new people and visit new places. Except for the anti-aircraft fire.
      Ω

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