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All right, we confess:  We were beginning to worry about the slowdown in reader-submitted "Picture of the Week" entries.  But, thankfully, our worries were unfounded — AVweb readers turned out in force this week, with dozens of great new "POTW" contenders.  The Golden Age of Reader-Submitted Photos is back!  Don Laffranchi Jr. leads the pack this week, with a WWII-era winning photo that's sure to bring a tear to your eye.  We won't be sending Don a recommissioned P-38 — but we do have the next best thing, an official AVweb logo baseball cap.  To add one of these spiffy hats to your wardrobe, make with the clicky and send us your "POTW" contenders!

Due to privacy issues, AVweb does not publish e-mail addresses of readers who submit photos.



"What a Waste"
Don Laffranchi Jr.
of McKinleyville, California sends us this week's winning photo,
brought out of Europe by his grandfather at the end of WWII, showing "at least 13 brand-new
P-38s ... that were 'de-milled.' ... Brand new!," laments Laffranchi.  "I think I'm going to throw up!"
(Ahem.  National governments should note that AVweb is always open to receiving P-38 donations.)

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AVweb continues to receive a large number of excellent images for our POTW contest. Here are some of the runners-up. Click on the links below to view larger versions.

"Ready for Take-Off from Tampa General Hospital"
Nancy Lessard of Orlando, Florida sends us this dyamic
shot of a hospital helicopter taken earlier this week

"CH46 Hover Barge Tow"
Bradley Calhoun of Anchorage, Alaska sends us this photo from the '70s,
taken during the construction of the TransAlaska oil pipeline

To enter next week's contest, click here.

A Reminder About Copyrights:  Please take a moment to consider the source of your image before submitting to our "Picture of the Week" contest.  If you did not take the photo yourself, ask yourself if you are indeed authorized to release publication rights to AVweb.  If you're uncertain, consult the POTW Rules or send us an e-mail.