While browsing through the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog, the perfect timing and composition of this shot caught my eye. Seeing the final moment before the plane completes its flip and collides with the deck, I want to reach out and stop the accident from happening.
Luckily, the caption on the back of the photo assures the viewer that both the pilot and gunner were not hurt in the resulting crash.
- Enjoy personal stories of World War II pilots, Wings of War, from the Library’s Veterans History Project.
- See more images related to fighter planes in the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog.
- View other attention-grabbing images from the Picture This: Caught Our Eyes series.
- Explore the subject index of the Farm Security Adminstration/Office of War Information Collection for photos related to World War II, including images of aircraft training.