PHOTO OF THE WEEK



The World War II Photo of the Week
for 30 October 2000


BALLOON GIRLS (9 K)

Balloon Girls ...

   Women's Air Force Weather Balloon observers during a predawn launch of an illuminated weather balloon. Note the very sophisicated reflex transit used to determine the balloon's altitude and direction of travel necessary to calculate wind speed and direction aloft. The original caption reads: "Official U.S. Army Air Forces Photograph, Graflex-made. BALLOON GIRLS, WEATHER TESTING." From the Webmaster's collection.

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