Bill Walker by Gordon Parks (1943)

The photograph titled “Bill Walker” was captured by the artist Gordon Parks in the year 1943. This black-and-white image depicts a pilot in the cockpit of an aircraft, wearing a flight helmet with goggles pushed up on his forehead, and what appears to be a communications headset. The pilot is dressed in a flight suit or jacket and is looking to the side, offering a profile view of his face. There is an evident expression of focus and contemplation. The words “CREW CHIEF” are seen in the lower part of the image, suggesting the individual may hold that position on the aircraft’s crew. The details of the photo, such as the aircraft structure and the pilot’s gear, are indicative of the World War II era.

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