The Mighty Eighth!
Philip A Hollandsworth
The Nine-O-Nine, a B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber of the 323rd Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group, completed 140 combat missions during World War II, believed to be the Eighth Air Force record for most missions, and never lost a crewman as a casualty. B-17G-85-DL, 44-83575, civil register N93012, owned and flown by The Collings Foundation, Stow, Massachusetts, currently appears at airshows marked as the historic Nine-O-Nine.
Flak Greetings Over Bremen, Germany. Bill Washburn took this photo from the right waist gunner position in his Consolidated B-24-J Liberator heavy bomber in January 1945 over Bremen. Flak is seen bursting on the left side of the photo as bombers release their payloads. The two smoke trails on the right are from the special bombs dropped by the lead aircraft so that trailing bomb groups could toggle their bombs on the target area.