The 6th Bomb Group

The Crew: Radioman (or Radio Operator)

Most of the time, the job of the Radio Operator was to maintain silence. He was there in case things went wrong and the aircraft got in trouble. His skill at selecting and tuning the right frequency could mean the difference between being lost or found.

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Fig. 73. Radio Operator's Station
Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions for Army Model B-29 Airplane