Bombardier (509) Enlisted Personnel

Releases bombs on enemy targets from a bombardment airplane.
Adjusts bombsight for such specific conditions as ground speed, elevation, and drift. Identifies target and sights it through optical system of bombsight when pilot begins the run, releasing bombs when target is seen in correct relation to appropriate markings on bombsight. Corrects bombsight adjustments when course is altered. Reports effect of bomb hits to airplane commander. Inspects and makes flight adjustments to bombsight and bomb release mechanisms. Fires aerial machine guns. Reads maps to identify and locate ground targets.
Must be physically qualified for high altitude flight.