B-17s of the U.S. 91st Bombardment Group, returning to their home base at RAF Station Bassingbourn following a bombing mission,in World War 2. B-17, tail number 41-24617, named "Southern Comfort," taxiing on outboard engines, only, after landing with a large chunk of its rudder shot away. Crew members and other airmen gather around the battle-damaged aircraft. Closeups of the damage to its rudder. Dim views of the B-17, "Memphis Belle," tail number 41-24485, with skin missing from wing exposing its internal ribs. It also has holes in its rudder and its nose. Closeup of a B-17 engine stained by fire-fighting foam. Other views of battle damage to a B-17.
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