Posted by: SJS | March 12, 2013

Dive bomber on patrol, 1943

Dive bomber on patrol, 1943

Another of the superb WWII photographs in the book, Steichen at War, by Christopher Phillips (1981). The military photographer, Charles Kerlee, captured this Douglas SBD dive bomber on patrol over Wake Island in the Pacific on October 6, 1943. This aircraft was one of the most formidable weapons in the Allied arsenal. This photo seems to radiate focus, courage, and purposefulness; it’s one of my all-time favorites from the book.

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