Thursday, December 4, 2008

Quickly Read: Gun Camera - World War II by L. Douglas Keeney

Quickly Read: Gun Camera - World War II: photography from allied fighters and bombers over occupied Europe by L. Douglas Keeney, 1999, 9780760310137.

Interesting but I made very few emotional connections with the photos. Several shots were rarely published. How many times can you be shocked by seeing a black and white photo of a plane split apart by flack?

There were some really dramatic photos of bombers on fire and split apart mid-air. B-24s and an A-20 streaming massive flames behind them. A B-17 with it's nose blown off but still piloted along, it's fuselage a "200 mile-per-hour wind tunnel."

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