Re:Richard Bong P-38 picture question
Thanks fellas. For now, I have the colorized pic captioned as the plane made up by 5th AF Public Affairs, with no mention of location. I am leaning now towards this being a stateside pic, as Mike mentions the pictures taken on a "large concrete parking area", and Bill says no "paved runways", except at Lae, with asphalt ..... and the pic above has expansion joints in the ground area, indicating a concrete area, not asphalt. If we can nail down location with reasonable certainty I will edit the pic caption. The "Life" picture credit imprinted does not necessarily mean the picture was taken by or for Life Magazine, it could well be a Lockheed photo that was passed on to Life for a publicity article.
Only thing I'm thinking now is..... maybe I should colorize a picture of Bong with the REAL Marge; I picked this one originally because I found a good crisp digital copy of it on the 'net, and that makes 'em easier to color. If I can find a good clear one of Marge and Bong, I may do it instead or in addition to this one.