Look just behind the sailors right arm. I have a fellow feeling for this bloke as I was once in a similar situation myself. Our Venoms were going to the bombing range and I was at the side of the runway watching them take of. As one reached take off speed one of its bombs fell off the bombrack and came bouncing up the runway towards me. I have no recollection of the next few seconds, as the next thing I knew I was lying down behind the nearest solid object. The bomb eventually came to rest without exploding, just as well as the solid object I was sheltering behind turned out to be a bomb trolley loaded with bombs. “We will all go together when the big bang comes along”, as Tom Lehrer used to sing. I suppose I would not have felt a thing .
NB:-The photographer had a steady nerve don’t you think??