Bordfunker I

Today’s poster will be a companion to tomorrow’s. This one is a very unusual recruitment example for the German World War Two Luftwaffe, being for radio operators (Bordfunker). Almost all military aircrew recruitment was for pilots, those not successful in that training being redirected into the other required roles (or recruited from ground crew).

Bordfunker der Luftwaffe

Here the subject is sitting in the radio operator / gunner position in a Junkers Ju 88 bomber (facing aft, though that’s not obvious) handling the Morse key. Tomorrow we’ll look at a similar poster, but for an entirely different use.

James Kightly, Vintage Aero Writer.

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