B-25, Bomb Loading
"Bomb loading B-25" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Loading a Bomb. 'Would like to get the Ordnance boys loading bombs some day,' Hill wrote Martha. Here, he documents the first step in that process: a hand-cranked winch is preparing to lift a bomb into the open bomb bay. (One bomb bay door fills the upper left.) Once secured inside the plane, the tail fin and fuse mechanism are installed, then the winch mechanism is removed. Note the flat steel mat floor: this is the most common and fastest airstrip surface engineers could lay out to make sand and dirt runways useable for planes." ("Darkroom Soldier" caption authored by George Venn)
Helten, Paula (curator)
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Lingayen, The Philippines
From the Collection of Fred Hill
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