Re:B-17 Tail Gunner Position
Not only did you not get a chance to take a nap, you were constantly working to keep your bird in your formation position. In addition, of course, there was the responsibility for the whole crew and reacting to in-flight emergencies.
I regret that I was too young to fully appreciate the hard job our pilot, Sam Goldin, had and by the time I realized that fact Sam had passed on, so I thank you in his place, Jules.
S/Sgt, 35 missions
Ball Turret Gunner, Goldin crew
381st Bomb Gp., 533rd Bomb Sq.
US 8th Air Force
Author: "The View From The Bottom Up" memoir