Sunday, January 7, 2018

"The Mighty Eighth"-- Part 7: Out To Take Pictures


The navigator carries his chest chute and a briefcase with maps.  The pilot turns to his navigator to say something before they climb into the cramped cockpit of their De Havilland Mosquito Mk XVI.

With no armed escort and no defensive armament except the .45s on their belts, the mission destination is the heart of Nazi Germany.  They will fly alone, stealth and speed their only protection.  Equipped with aerial cameras and million-candlepower photoflash bombs that will detonate at 2,000 feet, they do the critical work of recording images of potential strategic targets.

I Don't Think I'd Volunteer For This Mission.  --GreGen

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