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Definition of Air observer

Air observer Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
(*) An individual whose primary mission is to observe or take photographs from an aircraft in order to adjust artillery fire or obtain military information.
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Air observer Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
An air observer is a military aircrew member whose duties are predominantly reconnaissance. The term originated in the First World War in the British Royal Flying Corps, and was maintained by its successor, the Royal Air Force. An air observer's brevet was a single wing with an O at the root.

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