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B-17's of the 91st Bomb Group nearing the Dornier Assembly Plant at Meulan France at dawn 13 August 1943.

of the Bomb Group nearing the Dornier Assembly Plant at Meulan France at dawn 13 August

P-51 Mustang fighters seen through a window of a B-29 Superfortress bomber 1945.

[Photo] Mustang fighters seen through a window of a Superfortress bomber, 1945

WWII Wreckage Riders - Surviving the crash - http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/wwii-wreckage-riders.html

Combat photo of the Boeing Flying Fortress "Lakanuki" of the Bomb Group, Squadron going down just after it's tail blown off. The tail gunner David L. Butcher survived by being thrown clear when the tail came off.

Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" of the 5th bomb wing, 15th Air Force, World War II. Watch them at: http://www.militarycinema.com/5th-bomb-wing/

Boeing "Flying Fortress" of the bomb wing, Air Force, World War II

While flying over Italy, this B-17 had most of her tail shot away.  Still, the pilot managed to get her home.  When she was hit, the tail-gunner was blown out into her slipstream.  Miraculously, he was uninjured and managed to get his chute open and land safely.  Once on the ground, the greatest threat was not German or Italian soldiers, who usually took them prisoner, but scared or angry peasants who had been told that Brits and Yanks were savage murderous rapists who should be killed on…

While flying over Italy, this had most of her tail shot away. Still, the pilot managed to get her home. When she was hit, the tail-gunner was blown out into her slipstream. Miraculously, he was uninjured and managed to get his chute open and land safely.

Boeing B-17G-70-BO Flying Fortress, "Button Nose," Serial number 43-37704 of 535th Bomb Squadron, 381st Bomb Group, 1st Air Division, 8th Air Force This aircraft was lost on August 8,1944 during a ground support mission to Cauvicourt,France. She was damaged by AAA and set on fire, crash-landing near the British lines close to Caen. The entire crew returned to base at Ridgewell, England safely the next day. — com Hugo E Pancheri e Thomas E. Barnicle.

The crew of the "Button Nose". This plane went down near Caen, France, on August but the crew successfully bailed out and were quickly back in Allied hands ~

B-17G Powerful Poodle, takes a direct hit from flak over Ludwigshafen Germany on November 5, 1944, entire crew died!    B-17 G  Powerful Poodle take`s a direct hit from flak over Ludwigshafen, Germany, during her tenth and last sortie. She went down Nov 5, 1944, all of the crew were killed.    B-17 G  Powerful Poodle take`s a direct hit from flak over Ludwigshafen, Germany, during her tenth and last sortie. She went down Nov 5, 1944, all of the crew were killed.

The American "Powerful Poodle" takes a direct hit from flak over Ludwigshafen, Germany during her tenth, and last, sortie. She went down at Nov. All of the crew were killed. Note the bombs falling from the plane above her.

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https://flic.kr/p/pr1Nr9 | Inside a B-17 after a mission | The interior of the 43rd Bomb Group B-17 named THE OLD MAN after a mission in March 1943. This is our photo of the week.

The interior of the Bomb Group named THE OLD MAN after a mission in March This is our photo of the week.

Five Spitfires and two Hurricanes in one flight.

Look to the skies: A stunning image shows a 'squadron' of seven Spitfire's and two Hurricanes flying above the clouds over Britain

1942- Cheston L. Eshelman (right) with his experimental "flying wing" aircraft, "Spirit of National Defense", during ground tests at the Baltimore Municipal Airport.

Cheston L. Eshelman (right) with his experimental "flying wing" aircraft, "Spirit of National Defense", during ground tests at the Baltimore Municipal Airport.

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