B-17G Fortress “Mizpah” took a direct AAA hit in the nose on mission to Budapest, 14 Jul 1944. 2 were killed instantly but the pilot held her level long enough for crew to get out & become POWBoela oil field under US A-20 aircraft attack, Ceram Island, Dutch East Indies, 14 Jul 1944HMS Howe transiting the Suez Canal, Egypt, 14 Jul 1944, photo 1 of 2HMS Howe transiting the Suez Canal, Egypt, 14 Jul 1944, photo 2 of 2
B-17G Fortress “Mizpah” took a direct AAA hit in the nose on mission to Budapest, 14 Jul 1944. 2 were killed instantly but the pilot held her level long enough for crew to get out & become POW's. The aircraft crashed near Dunavecse, HungaryBoela oil field under US A-20 aircraft attack, Ceram Island, Dutch East Indies, 14 Jul 1944HMS Howe transiting the Suez Canal, Egypt, 14 Jul 1944, photo 1 of 2HMS Howe transiting the Suez Canal, Egypt, 14 Jul 1944, photo 2 of 2
New Mexico firing her after 14in guns at Guam, Mariana Islands, circa 14-20 Jul 1944Newly-minted Japanese-American officers of US 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Sant
New Mexico firing her after 14in guns at Guam, Mariana Islands, circa 14-20 Jul 1944Newly-minted Japanese-American officers of US 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Sant'Agata de' Goti, Benevento Province, Italy, 14 Jul 1944


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