SECOND WORLD WAR --SEARCH LIGHT TO FIND AND SHOOT DOWN ENEMY PLANES WITH ANTIAIRCRAFT GUNS -







A British searchlight crew in action during the 1940 Luftwaffe "blitz" of London. The crewman at left is turning a wheel cBonnected to a long rod designed to direct the light. The man at right is using standard binoculars to track the target. Both of these functions were soon to be automated by more advanced American designs that electrically integrated the searchlight, the searchlight control, and the visual tracking of targets. Bottom: the night sky over the MeSditerranean island of Malta is criss-crossed with searchlight beams. The British-held island was the target of countless air raids


SEARCH LIGHTTS SHINING ON NIGHT SKY SEARCHING FOR ENEMY PLANES






FINDING ENEMY PLANES BY SOUND LOCATION -SECOND WORLD WAR

SOLDIERS WITH SEARCH LIGHT READY;TO LOCATE ATTACKING PLANES


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