is respectfully dedicated to the late Leo Lemuel White
(1906-1967) of Whites Aviation Photography, New Zealand
without whom this fabulous record of flying boat images
would never have been available for us today to view.
Whether he knew exactly how valuable a historic
reference archive he was creating whilst photographing
various classic flying boat types will never be known, but
every flying boat historian and enthusiast is deeply
indebted to him for the magnitude and superb quality of his
photographic skills. Whatever series of flying boat images
may still - in 2014 - exist unseen within various image
archive vaults, it is highly unlikely that his series will
ever be bettered for sheer quality. These images are quite
simply astonishing. Thank you so very much, Leo.