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.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: