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J.D. Estes: 1942

J.D. Estes: 1942

J.D. Estes at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas. August 1942. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Howard Hollem.

 

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Bombs

Under wings. Not only bombs, Torpedos too.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PBY_Catalina

But Why A Bomb?

It looks to me like the aircraft in the background is a PBY Catalina or a variant thereof. I did'nt think these planes were used for bombing, unless one tossed the bombs out through the gun blisters!? Those are, however, some really fine lookin' bombs.

No Freudian interpretations, please.

Sometimes a bomb is just a bomb.

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