WWII's 16th Photo Tech: A Project. By Theresa Everline.

December 15, 2009

WWII: Different reconnaissance in the Pacific

Filed under: Uncategorized — Theresa Everline @ 4:27 pm

The Unarmed and Unafraid book notes that in World War II “Very few of the reconnaissance aircraft flying over Europe were armed.” In the Pacific theater, on the other hand, “the distances were much too great for this and consequently most of the patrolling and reconnaissance aircraft were armed or loaded with bombs.”

It occurs to me that this would be the first step toward things like Predator drones, that do surveillance and fire missiles.

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