National Geographic : 1945 Mar
The National Geographic Magazine From the Bridge, the Missouri's Brains and Eyes Constantly Search for the Enemy Any Navy man can spot the captain by his keen look and confident air and the officer of the deck with his ever-present binoculars. Behind splinter steel these two direct the colossal ship by the yeoman talker (center) and electric controls, like the nerve system of a human. Note windshield wipers and 5-inch AA guns. © National (iographic S iety Kodlaclhromn s, I. S. Navy, Official "Hooking On!"-A Scout Plane Nestles to the Mother Ship after Spotting Gunfire Swiftly, lest plane be dashed against ship, radioman connects the hook to a lifting bridle, the crane whisks the plane overside. To protect fragile wings, men turn the plane with guys, push it off with a pole.