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Q: the ball turret gunner views life as a "dream" because he-? A is removed form everyday life in the airplane B. recalls his mother's love and care C. knows he will die and can't imagine his former
life D. does not want to live after what he has experienced
A: Ball turret gunners wore what were called B-1 jackets. They were leather, and were lined with shearling fur for warmth. Temperatures inside B-17's at altitude hovered near zero, so cold was a huge issue. [ The ball turret gunner was cramped into a tiny compartment. In the heat of battle he often began to perspire. The ambient temperature was so cold that his sweat would freeze on the shearling
lining of his jacket. The ball turret was a hellish place to be. Contrary to an answer appearing below, there are no substantiated incidents of ball turret gunners being crushed on landing. A made-for-TV drama from the 1980's was built around that scenario, but it was by and large fictional. The reason: First, the ball turret gunner did NOT enter the turret until the aircraft was approaching the point where fighter resistance was expected. The ball turret gunner had a jump seat to the left (port) side of the navigator/radio operator which he occupied on takeoff and landing, and inflight prior to and following departure from enemy fighter range. On the return leg, the ball turret gunner left his turret once the aircraft had cleared the area in which fighter resistance was a factor. Nearly all the ball turrets and chin turrets used on B-17's were made by the Sperry Corporation, which incorporated redundant fuselage controls to the turret's operation. There was not just one, but TWO methods of rotating the ball turret from inside the fuselage of the aircraft. There were hydraulic controls which rotated the turret so that the hatch to the turret aligned with an opening in the floor of the fuselage. In the event of hydraulic failure, there was a hand-crank mechanism to rotate the turret. These are the facts. ]
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User: the ball turret gunner views life as a "dream" because he-? A is removed form everyday life in the airplane B. recalls his mother's love and care C. knows he will die and can't imagine his former life D. does not want to live after what he has experienced

Weegy: Ball turret gunners wore what were called B-1 jackets. They were leather, and were lined with shearling fur for warmth. Temperatures inside B-17's at altitude hovered near zero, so cold was a huge issue. [ The ball turret gunner was cramped into a tiny compartment. In the heat of battle he often began to perspire. The ambient temperature was so cold that his sweat would freeze on the shearling lining of his jacket. The ball turret was a hellish place to be. Contrary to an answer appearing below, there are no substantiated incidents of ball turret gunners being crushed on landing. A made-for-TV drama from the 1980's was built around that scenario, but it was by and large fictional. The reason: First, the ball turret gunner did NOT enter the turret until the aircraft was approaching the point where fighter resistance was expected. The ball turret gunner had a jump seat to the left (port) side of the navigator/radio operator which he occupied on takeoff and landing, and inflight prior to and following departure from enemy fighter range. On the return leg, the ball turret gunner left his turret once the aircraft had cleared the area in which fighter resistance was a factor. Nearly all the ball turrets and chin turrets used on B-17's were made by the Sperry Corporation, which incorporated redundant fuselage controls to the turret's operation. There was not just one, but TWO methods of rotating the ball turret from inside the fuselage of the aircraft. There were hydraulic controls which rotated the turret so that the hatch to the turret aligned with an opening in the floor of the fuselage. In the event of hydraulic failure, there was a hand-crank mechanism to rotate the turret. These are the facts. ]
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User: the ball turret gunner in the poem The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner views life as a "dream" because he-? A is removed form everyday life in the airplane B. recalls his mother's love and care C. knows he will die and can't imagine his former life D. does not want to live after what he has experienced





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