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arcadeace
01-08-2004, 03:01 PM
1st Lt. Lawrence DeLancey managed to get his B-17 back to England after a direct hit by flak killed two of his crew over Cologne, Germany. Source: Air War Against Hitler's Germany by Stephen W. Sears

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What happened here? Duel For the Sky (by Herbert Molloy Mason, Jr.) states that an Me-262's heavy cannon tore open the side of this Fortress, but according to the Mighty Eighth War Diary (by Roger A. Freeman) the B-17 was hit by an 88mm shell , blasting a special radio operator and the ball turret gunner in his turret out of the aircraft.

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A German 20mm shell peeled the metal covering off this bomber like skin off an onion. Note the small caliber bullet holes in the fuselage star. SOURCE: Target: Germany by Life Magazine

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A ground launched rocket missile caused this damage to 388BG's "Panhandle" during an attack on a V-weapon site, June 15, 1944. The missile struck number 3 engine, ricocheted into the fuselage and exploded, leaving Sgt Biggs, the top turret gunner, with nasty burns. Despite extensive damage to various control lines Lt McFarlane brought the bomber down safely at Manston. Source: Mighty Eighth War Diary by Roger A. Freeman

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This B-17 had it's rudder and part of the tail removed by the propeller of another B-17.
SOURCE: Duel For the Sky by Herbert Molloy Mason, Jr.

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"Hang the Expense Again III" was seen heavily damaged, going down over France. The pilot, however, was able to bring it out of a dive and struggled back to his home field. The blast damage blew the tail gunner out of the aircraft but he survived the incident. SOURCE: Flying Forts by Martin Caiden, additional material by Ray Cary

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arcadeace
01-08-2004, 03:01 PM
1st Lt. Lawrence DeLancey managed to get his B-17 back to England after a direct hit by flak killed two of his crew over Cologne, Germany. Source: Air War Against Hitler's Germany by Stephen W. Sears

http://www.onpoi.net/ah/pics/users/ah_222_1073598332.jpg

What happened here? Duel For the Sky (by Herbert Molloy Mason, Jr.) states that an Me-262's heavy cannon tore open the side of this Fortress, but according to the Mighty Eighth War Diary (by Roger A. Freeman) the B-17 was hit by an 88mm shell , blasting a special radio operator and the ball turret gunner in his turret out of the aircraft.

http://www.onpoi.net/ah/pics/users/ah_222_1073598242.jpg

A German 20mm shell peeled the metal covering off this bomber like skin off an onion. Note the small caliber bullet holes in the fuselage star. SOURCE: Target: Germany by Life Magazine

http://www.onpoi.net/ah/pics/users/ah_222_1073598202.jpg

A ground launched rocket missile caused this damage to 388BG's "Panhandle" during an attack on a V-weapon site, June 15, 1944. The missile struck number 3 engine, ricocheted into the fuselage and exploded, leaving Sgt Biggs, the top turret gunner, with nasty burns. Despite extensive damage to various control lines Lt McFarlane brought the bomber down safely at Manston. Source: Mighty Eighth War Diary by Roger A. Freeman

http://www.onpoi.net/ah/pics/users/ah_222_1073598152.jpg

This B-17 had it's rudder and part of the tail removed by the propeller of another B-17.
SOURCE: Duel For the Sky by Herbert Molloy Mason, Jr.

http://www.onpoi.net/ah/pics/users/ah_222_1073598100.jpg

"Hang the Expense Again III" was seen heavily damaged, going down over France. The pilot, however, was able to bring it out of a dive and struggled back to his home field. The blast damage blew the tail gunner out of the aircraft but he survived the incident. SOURCE: Flying Forts by Martin Caiden, additional material by Ray Cary

http://www.onpoi.net/ah/pics/users/ah_222_1073598018.jpg

Troll2k
01-08-2004, 03:36 PM
I like the Dolly Parton pinball back glass.Used to work on them all the time.

WUAF_Badsight
01-08-2004, 03:44 PM
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the rear gunner got blowen out of the airplane by the blast , but survived ???

how lucky does one guy get or what
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a_10thunderbolt
01-08-2004, 03:53 PM
how exactly did that rear gunner survive who got blown out of the plane?

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-HH-Dubbo
01-08-2004, 06:45 PM
Could it be he had his 'chute handy? If not, maybe he was one of the few airmen who fell from altitude during the war, without their parachutes and survived. There were a few...of course this isn't modelled in FB http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

It only funny 'til someone loses an eye.........

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