World War II terms such as tail gunner, waist gunner and belly gunner are no longer a part of our vocabulary; they are uttered, if at all, about as often as the word blacksmith. However, since you found this website, there is a good chance that you use these terms more often than most - which means you'll appreciate the attached color photo-essay from 1943 illustrating how vital W.W. II Allied aerial gunners were in winning the air war over Germany and Japan.
The article points out that these men were trained by trap shooting champions.
During the Second World War, hair dye was not simply used by women; click here to read about the men who needed it.
Five years after the war, many military training camps had to reopen...