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Fuel tanks of the B-24H Liberator “Little Warrior” with the 861st Bomb Squadron explode over Fallersleben, Germany after anti-aircraft hit, Jun 29 1944. Photo taken by Clifford A Stocking, waist gunner on “Green Hornet.”

Caption   Fuel tanks of the B-24H Liberator “Little Warrior” with the 861st Bomb Squadron explode over Fallersleben, Germany after anti-aircraft hit, Jun 29 1944. Photo taken by Clifford A Stocking, waist gunner on “Green Hornet.” ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives via D. Sheley
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Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 14 Jan 2013

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Swashbuckler says:
29 Jun 2014 03:29:48 PM

Some additional information on the fate of "Little Warrior" and her crew can be found at http://www.wickedlocal.com/article/20090629/News/306299864/?Start=1
2. Anonymous says:
29 Jun 2014 04:19:59 PM

Can somebody tell me the fate of the airmens in this aircraft?
3. Swashbuckler says:
1 Jul 2014 12:40:07 PM

Anonymous, all but the co-pilot died in the explosion. The co-pilot was mortally wounded by German civilians after being taken prisoner. You can see the crew's names and where they're buried here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dougsheley/4269959241/
4. Anonymous says:
30 Jun 2015 03:00:06 PM

A poignant, tragic photograph. God bless them all.
5. Jean COULAUDOUX says:
30 Jun 2017 12:09:42 AM

Dramatique document. Une pensée pour tous ces jeunes hommes morts pour notre liberté.

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WW2-Era Place Name Fallersleben, Ost-Hannover, Germany
Lat/Long 52.4189, 10.7169
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