Most Dangerous Position on a Bomber....?

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Whats the most dangerous position on an Allied Bomber during WW2?

  1. Nose

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  2. Cockpit

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  3. Top Turret Gunner

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  4. Radio Operator

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  5. Waist Gunner(s)

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  6. Ball Turret Gunner

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  7. Tail Gunner

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  1. bronzewhaler82

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    What's the most dangerous position to be in aboard an Allied WW2 bomber on a bombing run...?

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    tail gunner 8) its not the bomb aimer cos i learned that in a crash the bomb aimer was the safest postion to be in 8)
     
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    Really? I find that odd cos the nose of the bomber was usually largely made of glass and in a crash i would've thought the WORSE place to be (apart from inside the ball turret!) during a crash landing was the nose! :shock:
     
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    apparenty not, this is just going on lancaster stats but the bloke with the highest survival rate was the bomb aimer 8) i not sure about other planes though
     
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    Maybe the bomb aimer was the first to see the aircraft coming straight at them and jumped out... :lol:

    I don't know the worst place to be, to me, being in the bomber at all would be bad.
     
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    i hope you arent implying that you dont like bombers? 8)
     
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    touché? what was the need for that? :lol:
     
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    I'm not saying bombers are bad because they were very useful planes. I'm saying that I wouldn't want to be in one...unless it was a mossie...
     
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    my favourite plane is a bomber, id love to be in it :)
     
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    I'd rather be in the escort... :)
     
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    depends what the escort is.......
     
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    Where are we going to bomb?
     
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    P-51D...I don't know if any other could reach there...unless we were sending them from France...
     
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    a french escort :shock:
     
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    You misunderstand me, I mean if we sent them from a French airfield. Just because a Spitfire takes off from France it doesn't make it French.
    If we were flying from France, I'd go for the Spitfire Mk V.
     
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    i know, it was joke :D
     
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    I was saying that to plan_D but you beat me to it! :lol:
     
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    I bet you wouldn't if you were being shot at by a Spitfire ;)
     
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