Legendary Servicemembers: Tom Mclean, Most Feared Tail Gunner of WWII

By Ethan Cole on
 August 5, 2022

Tail gunners were the first line of defense for bomber aircraft during WWII. Theirs was an especially dangerous position, seated in the most vulnerable location at the back of the aircraft, directly in the line of enemy fire.

Like in any arena throughout history there are those who excel at their role. In this episode of Wars of the World, take a look at the wartime career of one of the RAF’s most deadly tail gunners: Tom McLean.

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3 comments on “Legendary Servicemembers: Tom Mclean, Most Feared Tail Gunner of WWII”

  1. GOOD TO SEE THAT THERE WERE SOME REALLY GOOD ....."ACE"....AIRMAN BACK IN THE DAY. GREAT MILITARY PEOPLE, WHO WERE TRUE PATRIOTS...... NOW - A DAYS WE HAVE
    PEOPLE RUNNING AROUND IN OUR COUNTRY, WHO ARE PATHETIC IDIOTS AND A LOT OF THEM SHOULD BE JUST GOTTEN RID OF, DUE TO THEY DON'T EVEN LIKE OUR COUNTRY.....

  2. Yeah. Back in those days the members of the armed forces were more concerned about confronting the enemy using weaponry, not about calling their attention to LGBTQ complaints or gender recognition possibilities.

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