Airplane Mechanic-Gunner (748) Enlisted Personnel

Assists pilot in operation of a multiple-engined airplane by maintaining a constant check on its mechanical functioning. Fires aerial guns in combat.
Notes readings of engine and navigation instruments, reporting any indication of malfunctioning, and maintains log of engine performance. Makes limited repairs and mechanical adjustments while in flight. Transfers fuel from one tank to another as consumed, in such manner as to maintain balance of airplane. Assists pilot in deciding whether airplane should be grounded when serious malfunctioning develops. Reports needed repairs to maintenance crew.

Alternate nomenclatures:

  • Aerial Engineer-Gunner