B-17 flying fortresses of the U.S. 8th Air Force return from bombing mission with wounded and battle damage
United Kingdom Date:1943 Duration:4 min 19 sec Sound:NO SOUND
A Red Cross ambulance pulls up to United States B-17 bomber and wounded airmen being taken off the plane in England during World War II. Wounded being placed onto stretchers and being put in the ambulance. An officer gives blood plasma and a cigarette to an injured. B-17s landing, one with number 1 engine feathered, another with with number one feathered. One B-17 named "Southern Comfort" (tail number 41-24617) with large piece of rudder shot away. Another with rudder missing entirely and a large chunk shot out of its vertical stabilizer. B-17 named "Dame Satan" with large hole in its fuselage.
More views of battle damage including crippled landing gear, numerous holes in wings, large sections of wings and fuselages shot away, and destroyed canopies. Crew members pose in front of their battle-damaged aircraft. Battle damage to B-17 named "Old Bill."
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