Gelatin silver print
Gift of William Kistler, 1977.738
Another goal of aerial observers was to help aim artillery barrages. Observation planes were equipped with radio transmitters—which, due to power limitations, were only able to transmit one way, from air to ground—and the observer would report on how close artillery fire had landed to its intended target so that the artillery men on the ground could adjust their guns accordingly.
Inscribed recto, on album page, lower left, in black/brown ink: “Same position as preceding picture after / exceptionally well regulated artillery fire.”; printed recto, on album page, lower right, in black ink: “Photographic Section. / Air Service. American Expeditionary Forces.”; inscribed recto, on album page, lower right, in blue ink: “62”; unmarked verso