Turret gunner

Claim: this is a photo of a turret gunner of a US bomber during WWII.

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Other captions used:

  • Turret gunner of a RAF Lancaster bomber during WWII
  • Tail gunner of a British Lancaster bomber
  • Aged photo of a WWII quad machine tail gunner mock up

The last caption is quite accurate. Other claims are false.

The photo has been taken at the Yorkshire Air Museum in 2012. You can find a  color photo of the gunner mannequin on their website. The photo by “Mr Elliott” has been altered to look old: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mrelliott/6851798356/

Yorkshire Air Museum reacted to the post by a picture spam account called “OnThisDay & Facts” (@NotableHistory) on Twitter:

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