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B-17G Flying Fortress "Lady be Good" -J of 728 Bomb Squadron, 452 Bomb Group dodging flak (exploding anti aircraft shells) on a mission over the Ludwigshafen Industrial Oil Refinery in western Germany on September 21 1944. The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group bombed coastal…

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Flying Fortress "Lady be Good" -J of 728 Bomb Squadron, 452 Bomb Group dodging flak (exploding anti aircraft shells) on a mission over the Ludwigshafen Industrial Oil Refinery in western Germany on September 21

What my Dad witnessed as the tailgunner in the B-17. Uploaded by, and caption by Cheryl Mollison. An amazing photo. Each one of those puffs of cordite if on target would most likely seal the fate of the aircraft.

A bomber of the Bomber Air Group dodges flak over Ludwigshafen, Germany. How the heck did they survive such a barrage?

B-29 Superfortress dropping bombs - my dad could be in this picture somewhere. He was Z 21

Superfortress dropping bombs :: Today, we buried one of her biggest fans, Bombarder Howard Post aka my grandpa. Taps busted my heart wide open.

A B17 after it collided midair with another B17

could absorb a lot of damage and continue to fly, this is a G model. Really, a superfortress.

07 Apr 45: "Sonderkommando Elbe" sends 180 German Bf-109s to attack Allied bombers with the intent of ramming into them, aiming for either the tail, engines or cockpit, bailing out either before or after collision. While only 15 Allied bombers are attacked in this manner, eight are successfully destroyed. Most of the German pilots died, without inflicting the harm to the relentless Allied bombing campaign that had been hoped. #WWII #History

07 Apr "Sonderkommando Elbe" sends 180 German to attack Allied…

Facts and History of B-17 Flying Fortress Throught 46 Amazing Images

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.

One B52 with two P51s

AirVenture Best of Oshkosh. A trio of Commemorative Air Force World War II beauties over the frigid waters of the English Channel

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