quinta-feira, 18 de outubro de 2012

Rescue at Rabaul

Horace Bristol: PBY Blister Gunner, Rescue at Rabaul {1944} 

Found in the December 2002 issue of B&W magazine, in an article about the man who took the picture, Horace Bristol; he was a member of a Navy unit of photographers, and thus ended up being on the plane the gunner was serving on, which was used to rescue people from Rabaul Bay (New Britain island, Papua New Guinea), when this occurred: “...we got a call to pick up an airman who was down in the Bay. The Japanese were shooting at him from the island, and when they saw us they started shooting at us. The man who was shot down was temporarily blinded, so one of our crew stripped off his clothes and jumped in to bring him aboard. He couldn’t have swum very well wearing his boots and clothes. As soon as we could, we took off. We weren’t waiting around for anybody to put on formal clothes. We were being shot at and wanted to get the hell out of there. The naked man got back into his position at his gun in the blister of the plane.”

6 comentários:

  1. 'The naked man got back into his position at his gun...'
    Soa-me a pornografia camuflada...~

    (Que bravura de homem, by the way! War sucks.)

  2. que bela história para uma bela foto!

  3. Não sei o que é mais delicioso, se a história, se a foto.

    1. A história dá uma leitura completamente nova à foto, que doutra forma era apenas um gajo nu dento de um avião.