Two B-17 Flying Fortresses' vapor trails light up the night sky over Eastern Europe, circa 1945

Caption   Two B-17 Flying Fortresses' vapor trails light up the night sky over Eastern Europe, circa 1945 ww2dbase
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 6 Apr 2007

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
21 Feb 2011 06:25:43 PM


What are those swirls around the props?
Each tip of the propeller blade creates
a vortex, moisture in the air condenses
leaving ice crystals. This also happens
in hot humid air.
2. Anonymous says:
29 Apr 2019 12:55:23 PM

I would like to use this photo for an exhibit about the Norden Bombsight at the Norwalk Historical Society Museum. Do you have the image in higher resolution? AND how should it be credited?

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