March 5, 2003

TAIL GUN

Continuing our theme of the B-17 tail gunner, this shot shows
Thru Hel'en Hi Water after returning to base after a direct hit
on the tail. Believe it or not, the tail gunner was uninjured — he
was a few feet away checking the tail wheel when the shell hit.
USAAF photo, from the Webmaster's collection.