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B-17G Fortress 'Miss Donna Mae II' drifted under another bomber on a bomb run over Berlin, 19 May 1944. A 1,000 lb bomb from above tore off the left stabilizer and sent the plane into an uncontrollable spin. All 11 were killed. Photo 1 of 4B-17G Fortress 'Miss Donna Mae II' drifted under another bomber on a bomb run over Berlin, 19 May 1944. A 1,000 lb bomb from above tore off the left stabilizer and sent the plane into an uncontrollable spin. All 11 were killed. Photo 2 of 4B-17G Fortress 'Miss Donna Mae II' drifted under another bomber on a bomb run over Berlin, 19 May 1944. A 1,000 lb bomb from above tore off the left stabilizer and sent the plane into an uncontrollable spin. All 11 were killed. Photo 3 of 4B-17G Fortress 'Miss Donna Mae II' drifted under another bomber on a bomb run over Berlin, 19 May 1944. A 1,000 lb bomb from above tore off the left stabilizer and sent the plane into an uncontrollable spin. All 11 were killed. Photo 4 of 4
General Dwight Eisenhower making an inspection visit aboard the cruiser USS Quincy (Baltimore-class) at Belfast Lough, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, 19 May 1944. Rear Admiral Alan Kirk is behind him.John Curtin speaking to pilots of No. 463 (Lancaster) Squadron RAAF at RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, 19 May 1944Launching of submarine Spot, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 19 May 1944; note Mrs. Tisdale, RAdm E L Cochrane, Mrs. Gieselmann, RAdm M S Tisdale, Jean Gieselmann, Capt A O Gieselmann, Mrs. Klein, Capt G C KleinMrs. A. G. Gieselmann christening submarine Spot, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 19 May 1944
General Dwight Eisenhower making an inspection visit aboard the cruiser USS Quincy (Baltimore-class) at Belfast Lough, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, 19 May 1944. Rear Admiral Alan Kirk is behind him.John Curtin speaking to pilots of No. 463 (Lancaster) Squadron RAAF at RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, 19 May 1944Launching of submarine Spot, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 19 May 1944; note Mrs. Tisdale, RAdm E L Cochrane, Mrs. Gieselmann, RAdm M S Tisdale, Jean Gieselmann, Capt A O Gieselmann, Mrs. Klein, Capt G C KleinMrs. A. G. Gieselmann christening submarine Spot, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 19 May 1944
Mrs. Tisdale, RAdm E L Cochrane, Mrs. Gieselmann, RAdm M S Tisdale, Jean Gieselmann, Capt A O Gieselmann, Mrs. Klein, and Capt G C Klein at the launching of Spot, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 19 May 1944Prime Minister John Curtin with airmen of No. 467 (Lancaster) Squadron RAAF at RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, 19 May 1944Sponsor Mrs. A. A. Gieselmann and Maid of Honor Miss Jean Gieselmann at the launching of Spot, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 19 May 1944
Mrs. Tisdale, RAdm E L Cochrane, Mrs. Gieselmann, RAdm M S Tisdale, Jean Gieselmann, Capt A O Gieselmann, Mrs. Klein, and Capt G C Klein at the launching of Spot, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 19 May 1944Prime Minister John Curtin with airmen of No. 467 (Lancaster) Squadron RAAF at RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, 19 May 1944Sponsor Mrs. A. A. Gieselmann and Maid of Honor Miss Jean Gieselmann at the launching of Spot, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 19 May 1944


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