Nice Raid. What's the story of your association with this camera?
Yes, this is a very good possibility if we believe what one of Winnek's sons wrote me about my camera. Whoever saved such photos could make them public now.Fascinating. It would be historically important if the original footage taken by this camera could be found and made available to the public. If I understand correctly, your camera was used on reconnaissance flights, including one by the Enola Gay over Hiroshima prior to the bombing and then aboard the B-29 when "Fat Man" was dropped on Nagasaki.
I wonder where the information came from. If Winnek's son was referring to documentation created by his dad, that source is probably historically significant and should be preserved before it is lost or destroyed both to establish the provenance of your camera and for general historical principles.Yes, this is a very good possibility if we believe what one of Winnek's sons wrote me about my camera. . .
Well, that history has already been written and denying it won't change it. I find the whole story incredibly interesting -- the photographic innovation part, not the tragic loss of life -- and I'd really like to know more. Winnek sounds like a fascinating character.My feeling is that Winnek's son is distancing himself and his father from the role of the cameras in the dropping of the atomic bombs. He was very upset at me when he heard that I contacted PBS a few years ago about the camera. It is explained in my thread at RFF .
It took me many years to figure out what I had, and it will be more difficult to find a user of this camera who may know where photos taken with it are saved. I hope that the Naval Aviation Museum historians will dig things up through the US Government.I have very much enjoyed following your experience with this camera. I still have no clue how it worked or seen any images produced by it. Any help on this?
I can't speak to why my uncle would distance himself as he was an officer in the U.S. Navy himself. When I was a young boy he spoke very highly of his time the service and the military in general and used to let me wear his officers hat/visor.Winnek wrote a detailed diary, and his son has it. One of the factors that convinced me to give the museum the camera is that they may send to Winnek's son a person to meet with him and to ask him for some pages being copied for the Museum. My feeling is that Winnek's son is distancing himself and his father from the role of the cameras in the dropping of the atomic bombs. He was very upset at me when he heard that I contacted PBS a few years ago about the camera. It is explained in my thread at RFF . The link was given above.