10.1.2004


ENLARGE THE PHOTO


Out During the Day
Acme News photo, dated June 13, 1944

A trio of Northrop P-61 Black Widow night fighters are shown in flight over England, perhaps just prior to their move to forward airfields in France. U.S. mililtary censors have blotted out the nose art on the planes, as well as the underbelly of two of the planes. Curiously, the white pen has not been used on the translucent noses, where the P-61's airborne interception radar was mounted.

from the Webmaster's collection