B-26 Marauder bomber, hit by ground-based anti-aircraft weapon directly, crashing over Toulon, France, 24 Nov 1943

Caption   B-26 Marauder bomber, hit by ground-based anti-aircraft weapon directly, crashing over Toulon, France, 24 Nov 1943 ww2dbase
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 9 Sep 2008



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1. Brendan Cowan says:
24 Nov 2010 05:09:00 PM

I've seen this photo many times over the years but never ceases to astonish me. You feel for the guys in the B-26, marvel at that timing of the photographer, the still turning propeller and the part that chance plays in life or death. It is a stunning photo.
2. Trevor Boyer says:
5 Apr 2011 09:03:45 AM

My great grandfather was on that very b26. He died along with all but two from the crew. It is astonishing that anyone survived this direct hit. RIP Sgt. Herman L. Frieden - KIA - Toulon, France Grave Unknown
3. Cy White says:
24 Nov 2013 09:54:57 PM

Mr. Chen, My comment was in part answered by Trevor Boyer April 5, 2011. Was just wondering the names of those who survived and where they might be now. Thanks Cy White Milwaukee, Wisconsin
4. Anonymous says:
8 Dec 2014 07:38:53 PM

Is there any way to find out who may have taken this photo?

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