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B-17G Fortress “The Thomper” is under fighter attack and the tail gunner is returning fire, Oct 1944. Location unknown. Note right wing damage and trailing smoke.

Caption     B-17G Fortress “The Thomper” is under fighter attack and the tail gunner is returning fire, Oct 1944. Location unknown. Note right wing damage and trailing smoke. ww2dbase
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1. Zoran Petek says:
1 Feb 2015 05:55:11 AM

This Fort belonged to England-based (Horham) 95th BG, 8th AF, ETO. 95th BG also made shuttle missions (to Telergma, Algeria, on Regensburg mission, 17 August 1943, and Ukraine-Italy in 1944)
2. Jing Zhou says:
7 May 2017 02:28:45 AM

B-17G Fortress “The Thomper”#42-102560 lost on the November 30,1944 mission to Merseburg,Germany. 5 KIA, 4 POW MACR 10840

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