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    Battle Damaged Aircraft of WW2

    Im wanting to show the other side of the war with planes that came home with heavy battle damage. Any Nation can go in here, and lets see what kind of pics people can come up with. I will start with this one.


    A rocket fired by an enemy fighter inflicted this damage on "The Sack" a B-17 of the 379th Group. A 14-inch fragment of the rocket tore the pants off of the turret gunner without hurting him.

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    Here is another picture.



    This 385th BG B-17 was called "Honkey Tonk Sal". The aircraft was salvaged despite the massive tail damage received on a March 15 1944 mission
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    A really good websight for battle damaged B-17's is
    Battle-Damaged B-17 Flying Fortresses: Intro page

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    Thanks Flyboy.

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    Nice pics and thanks for the websight Flyboy2.

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    Very nice photos,think that first ones B-17's avatar

    Nice link too!

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    Here is one of a B-29 with engine damage.
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    It's a wonder that engine didn't separate. Must have been quick work by the pilots to shut her down. Not the heat damage to the aluminum. I would have thought that the tires would be flat. Good pic.

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    The first picture was my old icon

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    I mean new one....

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    Here's my 2 cents ...first four pictures are a series of events
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    That is crazy.
    I read a memoir called [U]A Distant Prayer[U] the man who wrote it was shot down by being hit by another planes bombs, destroying the aircraft.

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    battle damaged planes, and a battle damaged german pilot.

    Taken by my grandfather Calvin O. Krienke, a B-25 pilot

    *temporarily taken down
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    Was that second one down a P-40?

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    A poor scan but you can see the damage
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