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  1. Armorers on an Aircraft Carrier

    There were always plenty of unglamorous jobs to be done on board a carrier. Here, armorers load ammunition into the machine gun bays in the wing of a Grumman F6F Hellcat fighter. These aircraft were armed with six .50-caliber machine guns in the wings, which had to be supplied with ammunition...
  2. Armorers on an Aircraft Carrier

    Armorers load 1000-lb. bombs onto loading trolleys aboard a U.S. aircraft carrier. In the condition shown here, before the fuses go in, the bombs are still relatively safe to handle; unless, of course, one happens to fall on your foot! Bombs are normally transported in specially-constructed...
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