Actual Shadow, The
2nd Bomb Division, 8th Air Force

"This booklet is published for all members of a combat crew and is intended to make the crew as a whole..."Safety Conscious."

"The photographs are of actual accidents to 2nd Division aircraft and are presented as grim reminders of the destruction that carelessness and loose thinking can cause."

The photo in the center of page 18 is a 492nd plane, Lt. Elmer Pitsenbarger pilot. The description also matches the incident on August 6th, 1944 when a Lt. Fleming's plane slipped in under them on landing. Two were killed on Pitsenbarger's plane and 9 on Fleming's. The latter was flying only their second mission.




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Flying safety booklet for combat air crews.

35 pages; PDF (.pdf)
Original item: Booklet

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