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SOUTH PACIFIC. November 5th, 1943 on board the US aircraft carrier USS Saratoga. This hole cost a man's life. The gunner in this Navy bomber was killed by a 20mm shell from a Japanese...

A formation of Martin Baltimores of No. 232 Wing RAF flying to attack enemy positions during the Battle of El Alamein, seen through the lower gun hatch of another aircraft.

C: Deck crew spot checking Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless dive bombers of bombing squadron VB-12 on the flight deck of the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Saratoga (CV-3), October 1943.

25 March 2014: A burning plane 18,000′ over Germany and no parachute Flight -Sergeant J Morgan, the rear gunner of an Avro Lancaster of No. 630 Squadron RAF at East Kirkby, Lincolnshire, checks his guns in the Nash & Thompson FN20 tail turret before taking off on a night raid on the marshalling yards at Juvisy-sur-Orge, France.

A Curtiss SB2C-4 Helldiver after a crash landing on the deck of the USS Shangri-La. Sadly, the rear gunner’s body can be seen to the right of the aircraft.

A pilot and his more casually dressed gunner pose with their late model SB2C Helldiver dive bomber sometime after October 1944.