Striking by Night
Crew - Mid Upper Gunner
Had very good night vision
The crews primary observer, on the lookout for
- enemy fighters
- other bombs getting close
Manned the turret for the entire trip
Physical position in plane
Sat on a seat, in the mid upper gun turret that was little more than a sling,that was disconnected when getting in or out of the turret
A typical uniform consisted of a helmet, oxygen mask, parachute, boots, shirt, trousers, tie, gloves, a whistle and an escape kit.
The mid upper gunner and rear gunner would also wear a flying suit as these positions meant that they was exposed to the elements. It was electrically wired and adapted for use under extreme conditions by using a variety of electrically heated linings, gloves and boot liners.