F-4 Corsair landing on an aircraft carrier near the Phillippines.The Corsair, known as the “Whistling Death” to the Japanese and the “Bent Wing Widow Maker” to the Marines, was delivered in March 1943 in time to have eight Marine squadrons available for the New Georgia campaign. The Corsair, along with the new F6F Hellcat fighter, dominated the air-to-air battle to sweep the skies of the Japanese. This superiority was enhanced by Army Air Corps aircraft, the Lockheed P-38 Lightning,

F-4 Corsair landing on an aircraft carrier near the Phillippines.The Corsair, known as the “Whistling Death” to the Japanese and the “Bent Wing Widow Maker” to the Marines, was delivered in March 1943 in time to have eight Marine squadrons available for the New Georgia campaign. The Corsair, along with the new F6F Hellcat fighter, dominated the air-to-air battle to sweep the skies of the Japanese. This superiority was enhanced by Army Air Corps aircraft, the Lockheed P-38 Lightning,

Cutaway art of the nose of a B17...

Cutaway art of the nose of a B17...

Pilot, Bombardier, & Navigator Compartment x

So proudly we serve. U. S. Marine Corps Women's Reserve. WWII U.S. Marine Corps Women's Reserve recruiting poster, circa 1942. A woman in a U.S. Marine uniform stands in front of warplanes.

So Proudly We Serve

So proudly we serve. U. S. Marine Corps Women's Reserve. WWII U.S. Marine Corps Women's Reserve recruiting poster, circa 1942. A woman in a U.S. Marine uniform stands in front of warplanes.

B-17 Chin Turret and B-24 Nose Turret - Bombardier Turrets   From Bombardiers’ Information File, War Department, March 1945:

B-17 Chin Turret and B-24 Nose Turret - Bombardier Turrets From Bombardiers’ Information File, War Department, March 1945:

WASP pilot all set to go. Note the top-to-bottom leathers to combat temperatures often hovering around minus 50 Celsius.

WASP pilot all set to go. Note the top-to-bottom leathers to combat temperatures often hovering around minus 50 Celsius.

Wehrmacht soldier getting haircut near the Leipzig main station, Germany 1941

Wehrmacht soldier getting haircut near the Leipzig main station, Germany 1941

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