B-25, Bomb Loading

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Item Details

Title

B-25, Bomb Loading

Subject

Airplanes
Military uniforms

Description

"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)

Creator

Hill, Fred

Date

6/17/1945

Contributor

Helten, Paula (curator)

Rights

(c)Eastern Oregon University. This image is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - Noncommercial - No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/). Acknowledgement of Eastern Oregon University as a source is required. For print quality images, prints, or high resolution tiff files, or commercial uses please contact the Library Director at Eastern Oregon University.

Identifier

2010.1.1517

Spatial Coverage

Lingayen, The Philippines

Provenance

From the Collection of Fred Hill

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