Henry Strauss and Craig Povey in midflight in SNJ training airplane, circa 1943
emulsion on paper
overall: 3-5/8 x 5 in.
Photograph; black-and-white photograph of Henry Strauss and Craig Povey in midflight in SNJ training airplane, circa 1943; Strauss is in rear, Craig Povey is the pilot, photograph taken from another plane; handwritten on back "T'IS CRAIG POVEY IN FRONT SEAT AND ME IN/ BACK FLYING OVER HEBRIDES ISLANDS./ NOTICE WORRIED EXPRESSION ON PASSENGER'S/ FACE. THAT'S BECASUE A FEW MINUTES/ LATER WE WENT THROUGH SOME FORMATION/ DIVE BOMBING AND I KNEW IT WAS COMING./ THIS IS AN SNJ, AS IF YOU KNEW IT, AND/ IS THE PLANE I WAS LEARNING IN./ DEM DAYS IS GONE FOREVER./ [series of musical notes]"; from Henry Strauss transcript in Sound Archives: "...I had asked to go up in a SBD, which Craig took me up in before this flight becasue I wanted to see what it was like for a dive bomber attacking us and found out comfortably that we were a ver small target..."