"Navigator" Cartoon

"Although I had . . . nearly a thousand hours on the air I still got violently airsick, especially at low altitude where flying was particularly turbulent. For the millionth time since I had joined the Air Corps I regretted not having joined the infantry."

Caption:
Airsickness was common among new navigators, who frequently had to look at the ground through drift sights and make calculations while maneuvering. Crosby suffered more than most, but it did not stop him from becoming one of the war’s top navigators.
Type: Illustration
Image Date: March 1, 1944
Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Origin: Log of Navigation
Creator: Robert D. Schoenke
Navigators & Inventors
 
Airsickness was common among new navigators, who frequently had to look at the ground through drift sights and make calculations while maneuvering. Crosby suffered more than most, but it did not stop him from becoming one of the war’s top navigators.