WACs Give Directions to Bombers Returning from Missions

WACs Give Directions to Bombers Returning from Missions

In England, bombers returning from missions over Germany which have been damaged or have lost their bearings receive new directions from these WACs in a mobile control unit truck. The WACs standing around the table are plotters who by means of strings track the course of the plane on an operational map. The WAC in the background is the controller’s clerk. The officer is the controller whose job it is to maintain direct communications with the pilot, the course of whose ship the WACs are plotting. Left to right, they are: PFC Llewellyn Grayson of Philadelphia; CPL Emily Fisher of Boston, Ohio; PFC Doloris Beauchamp of Waltham, Massachusetts; 2nd LT William Arnold; T/5 Ethel Robson of Staunton, VA; and SGT Susie Kercheval of Marion, Indiana.

Photo size: 3000 × 1700
Photo source: National Archives
Usage: Public Domain




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