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While on a bombing mission over Cologne, Germany, this 8th Air Force B-17 was hit in the bombardier nose compartment, killing him, but the plane made it back to home base in England (1944).

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Luftwaffe fighter escorts wounded B-17 bomber

The American bomber was so badly shot up, it was a sitting duck for the German Messerschmidt 109 fighter plane.