Aerial view of a Polish city through the gunner's station aboard a German He 111 bomber, Sep 1939

Caption   Aerial view of a Polish city through the gunner's station aboard a German He 111 bomber, Sep 1939 ww2dbase
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 2 Aug 2011

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
1 Oct 2011 07:06:31 PM

I'll say, the pilot is making a bank to the left at about 1,500 to 2,000 foot altitude.
If any Polish flak units are left, the pilot is low enough to get shotdown.
The gunner is somewhat relaxed he's not
wearing his flight helmet, just a side cap
and has his chute on, just in case, but he's
manning the nose 7.92mm machine gun.
I'm guessing this is a sight seeing tour and
no damage to the town below...
2. Anonymous says:
5 May 2015 04:54:04 AM

Silver piping on cap would indicate "gunner" is an officer.

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