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These Photos Were Shot Handheld Out a B-24 Bomb Bay in WWII

13 days ago   |   By Peta Pixel

During World War II, the US Air Force used massive cameras to capture aerial photographs for the purposes of mapping and reconnaissance. The resulting photographs provide a fascinating look into what the war looked like for those who fought it from above.
This viral photo of an airman holding a massive 75-pound Fairchild K-17 camera has been making the rounds on the Internet in recent times:
An airman holding a Fairchild K-17.
After seeing this photo online, Allen Hentscher shared how his grandfather had used a similar camera to shoot photos from an open B-24 bomber in the Pacific.
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