Example of the tremendous strength of the Boeing B-17. WW II
This Flying Fortress piloted by Ken Bragg, Jr. was with the 97th Bomb Group, 414th Squadron based in England. Feb 1,1943 it collided with a German fighter plane which left the damage shown in this photo. They were 70 miles over enemy territory and turned back for England. Two German fighter planes attacked the cripple bomber, but the gunners drove them away. The tail section was shaking big time and they were afraid it would break off. American fighters intercepted them as they crossed the English Channel and escorted them on to their base. After a two and half hour flight the B-17 landed on its home base. The entire crew was safe and climbed from the plane. Shortly after departing the plane the rear section broke off and fell to the ground. The tough ole bird carried its crew home safely.
Douglas A26 Attack Bomber - World War II
Don't know from where this thing arrived. Looks like a cross between a P-40 and a P-47 -- I'm learning slowly about how to do this stuff. v o
Date is wrong. This photo of a Royal Air Force Hawker Hurricane Figther plane was taken from a mural inside a Dutch Museum - 2 June, 2011.
Photo taken of a German V1 Buzz bomb which was a major factor in the deaths of many English Civilians. Photo taken inside the Memorial Museum in Caen, France.
Sample photo of nose art that appeared on nearly every WW Two airplane. Marilyn Monroe was a classic Korean War photo subject.