Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber flying in the waters off New Guinea.
A lot can be seen in this amazing photograph. The pilot is able to talk to his rear facing enlisted gunner via an ICS system, the gunner operates a twin .30 caliber machine gun for strafing and self defense. There are several white bombs painted just forward of the cockpit, each indicating a mission where ordnance was dropped. Forward of the painted bombs there is “OK” written on a fuselage panel, when maintainers work on aircraft they often use a colored grease pencil as a reminder that a part or whole aircraft is safe for flight. Forward of the “OK” writing is a round symbol, probably the squadrons logo.
Unoccupied desert and sun-baked boredom, the Jag pilot flying low in Oman.
Jaguars often performed low level flights and once a car being driven by one of the Hunter pilots was hit by a low flying Jaguar, one of the belly fins on rear of fuselage impacted on roof of car. Luckily, the driver was uninjured, as was the aircraft.
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