Back to the book…. Remember historical footnote from a year ago?
Alex Y. and I have the original photos for our book, and now I know why “some miscreant graphic artist marred the image in the book with a large yellow circle.” The photo (top left) is a composite. The original does not show two Dakotas. The yellow circle is in place to obfuscate the seam between the superimposed image and the background image.
Alon’s S-199 is in both photos, but is not in the same position. In each photo, he chases a lone Dakota (almost certainly the same one).
My cocktail napkin math still holds, however. Alon was danged close to the bombers. Good thing they had no tailgunners.