Tom had a good (and probably
frightening) view of the bomb run. He operated an Emerson Electric A-15
turret. Directly in front of him was a thick piece of 'bullet resistant'
glass which moved up and down with the gun sight. Tom remembered it being
frigid during the long hours spent cramped in the tight accomodations
of the nose turret, even with the electric suits they wore. There was
not a tight fit between the nose turret and the fuselage and cold air
blew into the plane through the gaps.