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That man has balls the size of church bells.
I’ll bet OSHA guys get excited looking at scenes like this, drooling over the fines they could impose these days...
There was no US Air Force in 1945. It was called the USAAF, or the Army Air Force. The US Air Force was created in 1947. What would later be called Air Force Bases were referred to as Army Air Fields then. That picture was taken from the ground, not over Tokyo, but still a cool picture.
I hope the picture was taken on the ground.....either that or just at the start of the freefall....
It was definitely taken on the ground. The fuzes have not been screwed into the noses of the bombs. Probably the armourer is checking that the bombs are properly engaged in the racks before the bombs are fuzed and the safety wires threaded through to prevent the vanes on the fuze turning before being released. Al_in_OttawaAl_in_Ottawa
Some of those 500, 750 and 2000 pound bad-boys that didn't have a chance to pulverize the sons of Tojo were eventually destined to atomize Mr. Charles 20 years later.
What many people don't know was that much of what was recorded in WWII was in color!
Pretty cool. Above that soldier is the tunnel used by crew to go between the for and aft sections of the ship.
Major Kong. Back when he was just a lowly sergeant.
The Tech Sargent Demonstrates a maneuver known as the "Slim Pickins".... and the silver tube on the ceiling is how one gets from the front of the plane to the rear. Talk about claustrophobia!
Is that Lloyd Bridges?