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Switchboards + Guns

September 25, 2014


The Navy’s description of this photo from the Naval Air Gunners School in Hollywood, Florida:

‘Telephone girls’ at a deadly switchboard wear head-phones hooking them to their pupils as the tell the latter the ‘wrong numbers’ they get in firing at targets on the high-speed range. The turrets are identical to the ones the future gunners will occupy on warplanes.

The photo comes from the National Archives.

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