Maintenance crew arming a P-38 prior to a mission.
Often unsung heroes, crews poured hours into repair and prepping aircraft for missions, often in harsh conditions. These crews also had to install update kits from manufacturers, and were known for ingenuity and adaptability. American maintenance crews in the U.S. Army, Navy, and Marines were widely known for innovation in the field of battle. Without their work and dedication, aircraft would be under-performing and unreliable, putting the lives of the pilots at greater risk.
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