I was a line commander and each unit had a skilled radio man, which is a must in combat. Prick 25 and 9s were commonly used. As a officer I never was a FO but they also needed a skilled observer.
I will make a deal with you, I'll respect your service to this nation and will keep in on strictly politics...No doubting each others services...In all fairness you challanged me on that subject first. My hat's off to all that served and especially those that didn't return. Bless you and all of them. Now lets argue politics.
An intelligent post.