Question and answer
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
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. ]
Get an answer
Original conversation
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. ]
wiwit|Points 476|

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





Weegy: letter A is removed form everyday life in the airplane
Expert answered|asereht1970|Points 671|

Question
Asked 8/6/2012 3:04:47 AM
0 Answers/Comments
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
Questions asked by the same visitor
about how many people were killed by the atomic bomb thatexplaoded in Hiroshima?
Weegy: 90,000–166,000 killed in Hiroshima and 60,000–80,000 killed in Nagasaki by the atomic bomb according to Wikipedia.In 1946, [ the Manhattan Engineer District published a study that concluded that 66,000 people were killed at Hiroshima out of a population of 255,000. Of that number, 45,000 died on the first day and 19,000 during the next four months. In addition, "several hundred" survivors were expected to die from radiation-induced cancers and lukemia over the next 30 years. (This report is also known as the Oughterson Commission study.) ] (More)
Question
Expert Answered
Asked 8/6/2012 3:17:30 AM
0 Answers/Comments
In A Noiseless Flash form Hiroshima Ironically, when the bomb struck, almost no one in Hiroshima recalls-
Weegy: When the atomic bomb exploded, almost everyone in Hiroshima?A. saw a flash of yellow light. [ ] User: In A Noiseless Flash form Hiroshima After the bomb is dropped, - ? Weegy: C. The city explodes in flames (More)
Question
Expert Answered
Asked 8/6/2012 10:01:04 AM
0 Answers/Comments
18,785,192 questions answered
Popular Conversations
Write the quadratic equation in general form. What is the value of b ...
Weegy: 8x + 3 = 7x - 2 8x - 7x = -2 - 3 x = -5 User: If (x + 1)(x - 3) = 5, then which of the following statements ...
12/18/2014 12:37:17 PM| 4 Answers
Which ordered pairs is the solution for the given system. x + 3y = ...
Weegy: A. (-1, 3) User: Solve the system, using substitution. 4x + y = 4 and y = 4 - 4x A. no ...
12/18/2014 11:09:21 AM| 3 Answers
Evaluate 0! + 1!.
Weegy: A number can not be divided by zero. The answer to 8/0 is undefined. User: Evaluate. 5!/5!2! Weegy: ...
12/18/2014 12:21:23 PM| 3 Answers
Which of the following does not provide evidence that continents ...
Weegy: B. The existence of glacial grooves does not provide evidence that continents move. User: The most ...
12/18/2014 12:29:01 PM| 3 Answers
Robert E. Lee
Weegy: Robert E. Lee was an American career military officer who is best known for having commanded the Confederate ...
12/18/2014 6:07:56 AM| 2 Answers
Stress is __________. A. positive or negative, depending on ...
Weegy: Stress is the body's automatic physical reaction to real or imagined forces. User: High blood pressure is a ...
12/18/2014 7:37:36 AM| 2 Answers
Which personal pronoun best completes the sentence? How is it used? ...
Weegy: The correct pronoun is: Us; predicate nominative. At first they wouldn't admit to the deed, but later they said, ...
12/18/2014 8:01:31 AM| 2 Answers
Find x if f(x) = 2x + 7 and f(x) = -1. -4 -3 5
Weegy: Substituting the x in the equation for -1 turns it into 2(-1) + 7, which equals -2 + 7 = 5. The answer is c. 5. ...
12/18/2014 9:14:15 AM| 2 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
L
P
Points 1071 [Total 4915]| Ratings 0| Comments 1071| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
Points 664 [Total 1355]| Ratings 1| Comments 654| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
1
L
P
P
L
P
Points 641 [Total 14826]| Ratings 0| Comments 641| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 637 [Total 637]| Ratings 1| Comments 627| Invitations 0|Offline
S
P
C
L
P
L
1
Points 88 [Total 6407]| Ratings 1| Comments 78| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
Points 64 [Total 1524]| Ratings 1| Comments 54| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
L
Points 33 [Total 6700]| Ratings 0| Comments 33| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 30 [Total 30]| Ratings 0| Comments 0| Invitations 3|Offline
S
Points 23 [Total 29]| Ratings 0| Comments 23| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 22 [Total 22]| Ratings 0| Comments 2| Invitations 2|Offline
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | Social | ©2014 Purple Inc.