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Xcorps TV Presents the 56th Strategic Recon Squadron Korean War B-29 Sexy Color Nose Art!

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Only 7 years or so after WW2 ended the U.S. had a war going on in Korea. The US now had many military bases all over Japan and was using them heavily in the Korean ‘conflict’. The USAF was flying spy missions toward the Russian border out of Japan and the hot base was Yakota.

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Things were tense in the world because Russia would soon have the H-bomb. It was also a time before satellites looked down on the earth to predict the weather and to spy on enemies.

Getting that information was somewhat dangerous to human life! To get that job done you had to put a crew of United States Air Force fly boys together and put them in charge of a Boeing RB-29/WB-29 Superfortress and send them on weather spy missions!

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Lt. J.R.Edmondson, was on assignment again 7 years after flying navigator in B-17s and B-24s in WW2. Now during the Korean conflict he was part the Fighting 56th Reconnaissance Squadron based out of Yokota Japan which was active for just one year from 1951-1952.

Lt. Edmondson used to talk to me about the very long cold missions in the weaponless planes looking for and flying into typhoons (hurricanes) to check the storms strength. One mission he said was so violent that the wind shear twisted the whole tail assembly of the B-29 off by 3 degrees! The plane had to be scrapped! A ride to all hell and back he said proving the strength of the B-29 airframe!

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There were stories as well about spy missions north out of Yakota toward the Russian frontier not only to test how well the Rooskis guarded their airspace but also to sniff the air via a bug catcher atmospheric sampler which was installed where the upper and lower gun turrets had been.

This was a time when the U.S. and Russia were blowing off A bombs in the atmosphere to test them out. The question at the time was if Russia had the much more powerful H Bomb.

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This question was answered on August 12, 1953 when specialized filters on the B-29 did collect radioactive fallout from Russia’s first hydrogen bomb test. News of this nuclear finding rocked the Air Staff and the world politically!

On the subject of military plane Nose Art the B-29s of The 56th Reconnaissance Squadron was bawdy beautiful and quite exceptional and though short-lived represented the very best in an all American Art form!


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Lt. J.R.Edmondson was lucky enough to capture the images on 35mm Kodachrome slide film using a very high quality 35mm camera. He told me that a new squadron commanders wife had objected to the iconic artwork and the planes were soon ordered scrubbed clean. Just before that happened Edmondson walked the runway tarmac – stopping to shoot one slide frame of each B-29 with his new Nikon S2 camera – one of the first 35mm Nikon cameras!

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Though there are several of the 56th B-29 nose art shots existing in black and white the 18 Kodachrome slide frames my father Mr.Edmondson shot are the only complete color photo documentation known to exist of the Squadrons Nose Art.

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Xcorps TV Presents Sexy Color Nose Art 56th Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron Korean War B-29

Now available are print reproductions made from these original Kodachrome slides from The Xcorps on e-Bay! For non-commercial use only.

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JSE Films SILK STALKINGS “The Deep End” on set 1994

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JSE Films presents a behind the scenes documentary look on the set of the TV series ‘Silk Stalkings’ starring Mitzi Kapture and Rob Estes.

This doc film takes a look at the cast and crew of episode #20. ‘The Deep End’ shot in 1994.
Xcorps theme music by Jason Lazo.

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Silk Stalkings episode #20. The Deep End

Synopsis
Chris and Lipschitz investigate the death of a porn magazine magnate.
Featuring Totally Positive Rush Model as Jennifer McCarthy – her first TV appearance.
Stu Segall productions San Diego California
Director:
John Blizek
Writers:
Stephen J. Cannell (created by)
Brad Radnitz (written by)
TV Series:
“Silk Stalkings” – “The Deep End” Original Air Date on USA Networks: DEEP END 13 March 1994
(Season 3, Episode 21)
Plot:
Chris and Lipschitz investigate the death of a porn magazine magnate.

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Silk Stalkings is a crime drama television series
that premiered on the CBS TV network on November 7, 1991,
as part of the network’s late night Crimetime After Primetime programming package.

 

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Broadcast for two seasons until CBS ended the Crimetime experiment in June 1993.

The remaining six seasons ran exclusively on USA Network until the series finale in April 1999.

The show was creator Stephen J. Cannell’s
longest running series.
The Series title is a wordplay on silk stockings.

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The series portrays the daily lives of two detectives
who solve sexual based crimes of passion
(“silk stalkings”) among the ultra-rich
of Palm Beach, Florida.

Most episodes were shot in San Diego, California
while others were filmed in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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This documentary film is a look behind the scenes of
episode #20. The Deep end shot in 1994.

This video was shot on pro High-8 format early DV video by J.S.Edmondson
who also played on camera as the RUSH magazine
fashion photographer in this episode. Video edit camera to camera.

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JSE also shot the RUSH mag fashion prop
photography on the set walls and throughout the episode.

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Additional on set video work by Bill Volland.
Special thanks to Stu Segall in this production.
Music in this doc by Jason Lazo – Xcorps theme song.
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