By Robert F. Dorr
The B-24 used to be seriously utilised within the North African and Mediterranean theatres via the USAAF's 15th Air strength, with operations over the Ploesti oilfields in Rumania being the most well-known missions undertaken by way of the massive American 'heavy' in international conflict 2. The stirling paintings of the 15th Air strength is usually overshadowed by way of the glamorous 'Mighty Eighth', but the lads flying the B-24 fought perpetually all the way through to VE Day. this can be the 3rd of 5 titles deliberate to chart the operational background of the Consolidated heavy bomber, and is the 1st unmarried quantity to completely conceal the 15th Air Force's B-24 devices.
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Two carloads of demonstrators from Israel’s Peace Now movement arrive. ” A very old, frail Arab man walks across the road, cradling an infant in his arms. He holds the child out toward Levinger as a plea for recognition. But the rabbi shuts his eyes, genuflecting as he mutters his morning prayers. A bus pulls into the scene, dropping off a crowd of Israeli teenagers. They huddle around Levinger, chanting: “We will never give it up, Judea and Samaria. ” The soldiers are relaxed beside their jeeps, apparently under orders to not interfere.
What about the kid? How could he bring a ten-year-old child? ” “I guess he doesn’t read the papers. ” I ask. “Two. ” “I hate breaking these new guys in,” groans the Israeli cameraman again. ” “Because the home office thinks reporters get stale, so every three years or so, they rotate them,” I say. “It’s pretty much standard policy. ” They light cigarettes and lapse into Hebrew, talking between themselves. Unlike the multinational correspondents, the TV crews and photographers working here are almost all Israeli, or married to Israelis.
I study how the light falls in the room as a whole and on specific children, from which windows. I move my tripod a few feet to the left, swivel a camera into place, and look at the creative possibilities through the perspective of a lens. The moment the lesson begins, every child tilts forward, throwing my computations out. When the teacher asks a question, I lose sight of their faces behind the jumble of frantically waving hands. If a student falters over an answer, the other girls raise their hands, shouting, “Teacher!
B-24 Liberator Units of the Fifteenth Air Force by Robert F. Dorr