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B-17 Ball Turret Gunner (Dangerous Jobs in History)

Published Sept. 18, 2021

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Flying a B-17 was a very risky job since they were huge, slow and therefore easy targets for enemy aircraft and anti-aircraft defenses, who always marked them as primary targets. Out of the entire crew, the most endangered were the machine gunners housed in overexposed emplacements. One emplacement in particular carried the greatest risk. The Position of the underbelly, ball turret gunner.


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Published Sept. 18, 2021

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Flying a B-17 was a very risky job since they were huge, slow and therefore easy targets for enemy aircraft and anti-aircraft defenses, who always marked them as primary targets. Out of the entire crew, the most endangered were the machine gunners housed in overexposed emplacements. One emplacement in particular carried the greatest risk. The Position of the underbelly, ball turret gunner.


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