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Air Ministry Press Photo - Air Gunner Kitting Up


British press photo, approx. 24 x 19cms. B+w. Issued by the Ministry of Information - Captioned to rear \'First pictures of the Great Night battle of May 10th. His turn for duty has arrived and this air gunner buckles on his flying harness. In a very few minutes he will be off in pursuit of the Heinkels\'. Dated 1st july 1941. Nice clear shot of an airman adjusting his Observer parachute harness. Judging by the amount of take-up on the straps he must be quite a small chap! Also interesting to note his 1930 pattern Sidcot, 1939 pattern boots and Luftwaffe Schwimmweste - presumably a captured \'trophy\'. Good condition. Stock code P16861.