I know a thread was started about posting photos of civilian airliners that have crashed with fatalities. If the photo of the aircraft is already on Airliners.net before it crashed, so be it. After one has crashed, some said they would post the aircraft, some said they wouldn’t.
On military aircraft what would you do? I have a photo of one in flight that was shot down a year later in Vietnam. I have found the name of the pilot that was killed also. Two sources I found said he was killed in the shot down. One source said he was killed as a P.O.W. I have discussed this issue with my dad, the source for the photo and a Vietnam Vet. He said it would be ok to upload the photo but leave off the name of the pilot that was killed. It wouldn’t keep anybody else looking up the history of the aircraft though, and I’m not going to compose the picture so you can’t read the tail number either. So I was going to upload the photo when the tread about posting crashed aircraft was started and had me thinking all over again about posting the photo.
Is posting this aircraft showing disrespect to the family of the pilot? Is this photo appropriate for Airliners.net? Johan is starting a military section. Should I upload this photo on a Vietnam Veterans web page instead? On a lot of Veterans web pages, they do show airplanes that have been shot down. This photo may mean more to war veterans that a bunch of snot nose teenagers who post stupid remarks in the forums. That’s why I’m thinking it belongs on http://home.att.net/~bkkbob/Index.htm or http://www.geocities.com/pentagon/1979/history.html instead.
Your answers will determine what to do.