Read Masters of the Air which serves as the basis for the upcoming series on the Mighty Eighth from Hanks and Spielberg. Airfix has introduced this:
Now, consider this:
The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner by Randall Jarrell
From my mother’s sleep I fell into the State,
And I hunched in its belly till my wet fur froze.
Six miles from earth, loosed from its dream of life,
I woke to black flak and the nightmare fighters.
When I died they washed me out of the turret with a hose.
We sometimes model for deeper reasons.