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   8.26.2004


ENLARGE THE PHOTO


Death of A Bomber
uncredited, undated photo

An American Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber explodes in a shower of flames high above a German railroad yard. The plane had been hit by deadly accurate antiaircraft fire over the yards as it started its bomb run. The original caption reported that no parachutes were observed, indicating the entire 10-man crew perished.

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