Lieutenant General Joseph Stilwell and Brigadier General Frank Merrill, Naubumy, Burma, 5 May 1944PBJ-1 Mitchell bomber of Marine Squadron VMB-413 is hit in the port engine by anti-aircraft fire over Tobera, New Britain 5 May 1944. The aircraft crashed a short time later killing all 6 of the crew.This B-17F Fortress, converted to an armed supply aircraft, had a wheel collapse during an emergency landing at Tadji Field, New Guinea and slid into the bomb dump, May 5, 1944
Lieutenant General Joseph Stilwell and Brigadier General Frank Merrill, Naubumy, Burma, 5 May 1944PBJ-1 Mitchell bomber of Marine Squadron VMB-413 is hit in the port engine by anti-aircraft fire over Tobera, New Britain 5 May 1944. The aircraft crashed a short time later killing all 6 of the crew.This B-17F Fortress, converted to an armed supply aircraft, had a wheel collapse during an emergency landing at Tadji Field, New Guinea and slid into the bomb dump, May 5, 1944


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