This is the powerful us airforce - dont let them escape

US pilots had a healthy respect for the highly effective and feared anti-aircraft batteries, not to mention the well-trained and enthusiastic crews who manned them.

The word manned in this instance is somewhat of a misnomer, as there were a significant number of women involved in operating the air defence network. The following posters bear testimony to the active participation of women in the air defence effort.

The following works feature women with their finger literally on the trigger.