- Aircraft flown: Unknown
- Aircraft in photo: Unknown
- Photo Date: thought to be early May 1944, but based on Paul Roderick comment may be late April 1944
- Photo Location: Nuthampstead
- Photo Reference No. DJ_3B04 in the Jordan Photo Collection
- Information compiled by Dave Jordan.
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The Wrapped Gun - Paul Roderick
- Note the wrapping around the gun to the upper left of Dave Hall. Paul Roderick who flew over around the same time as Jordan and Moore provided the following explanation.
- When we left Rapid City on our way to the 8th, we first flew to Grand Island, Neb. where we stayed for 2 or 3 days while some modifications were added to the planes. There they also had us remove the 13 guns and pack them in Cosmoline in wooden boxes stowed in the bomb bay. Then we flew on to Bangor, Maine, our Port of Embarkation. There we were chewed out for not having guns ready to defend ourselves, so in bitter cold weather, out on the flight line, we took the guns from the boxes, cleaned them and mounted them ready to fire. We also wrapped them in some sort of covering which was taped on to prevent corrosion. Perhaps the aircraft above had just arrived in Nuthamstead, although the 3 men pictured had been there long enough that the man in the middle was wearing a RAF type chute.