Operates a hand-held or turret mounted machine gun in airplane to protect airplane from enemy attack.

Loads, charges guns, aims, fires, and reloads.  Strips and reassembles standard machine guns used on tactical bombers. Makes preflight and postflight inspections and necessary adjustments. Inspects for worn or broken parts, and performs routine maintenance on such guns.

Must be able to manipulate smoothly and accurately the type of turret on which he has been specifically trained, use sights correctly, charge guns, fire, and reload. Perform first echelon maintenance on his turret, including preflight and postflight inspections.

Must be qualified to fly at high altitudes and use oxygen and interphone equipment.

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