Gunners in nose turret of B-17 bomber

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Date
1940s ca.
Copyright Owner
© Michael Ochs Archives/Corbis
Object ID
500004521

World War II bombers often relied on gunners inside turrets for defense against fighter planes. This extremely dangerous assignment was immortalized in Randall Jarrell’s 1945 poem, “The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner.”