National Geographic : 1944 Aug
Soon These Barrage Balloons Will Float Above Invasion Fleets to FoilEnemy Air Attack The new-type shipdeck barrage balloon is effective against dive bombers, yet a small crew can operate them.Here girls on the floor arecementing seams and checking for blisters. The six small bags are being test-inflated for leaks, as is the larger one in the background. These balloons can beflown with orwithout tails, depending upon the flight action desired. They give air protection for ships, beachheads, factories, and cities.