I picked up this 1944 Eastman Kodak Camera at a gun show in 2011, cheap. Still in the original box, with all the accessories, curtains, film rolls, shutters, lenses, all cables, etc. It was New Old Stock (NOS). Still had the velvet backed paper protecting the lens. Later I bought the matching intervalometer for timing the shutter to the ‘bombs away’ switch. The camera is fully functional.
The K-24 camera, developed in 1942, is a modification of the British F-24 camera. The K-24 camera is 10 pounds lighter than its British counterpart. More than 9,000 K-24 cameras were made for use in tactical reconnaissance aircraft and bombers in World War II, including the B-17, B-25, B-24, B-29, Supermarine Spitfire, the North American F-6 (modified P-51), and the Canadian-built De Havilland F-8 (modified Mosquito). The K-24 camera had two basic functions: night aerial reconnaissance and orientation, or verifying a bomber’s position over a target when a bomb is released.
This camera was manufactured by Eastman Kodak Co.