This wounded engineer doubled as a waist gunner during a raid on Gasmata. He returns to his Southwest Pacific base on a stretcher., June 1943
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper
6 3/8 x 8 1/4 in. (16.19 x 20.96 cm)
Fighter’s Return Somewhere in the Southwest Pacific: This engineer doubled as a waist gunner during a raid on Gasmata. Wounded, he returns to his Southwest Pacific base on a stretcher. He fought aboard one of the five B-24 Liberators that bombed the Japanese-held island of New Britain on May 23rd. After fighting off a squadron of Japanese Zeros, every one of the American bombers came home, June 1943.
Sheet: 7 x 8 7/8
Ferrotyped prints are processed in such a way that they are shiny. The print has a sensitive surface, usually thinner, because it was put through a press while still wet.
Ferrotyped prints have a sensitive surface, usually shiny and thinner, because they are put through a press while still wet. Ferrotyping makes the surface of the photograph smoother. Light does not scatter as much on a smoother surface, so this increases contrast. That makes ferrotyped images better for press photography.
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- New Britain
- Pacific Theater
- Southwest Pacific
- United States
- World War II
- Image Dimensions: 6 3/8 x 8 1/4 in. (16.19 x 20.96 cm)
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