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Damaged B-17

US Army Air Force

Damaged B-17

Original caption: "This B-17G-75-BO (s/n 43-38071) landed at Brustem Airfield in Belgium on March 17,1945 after a mid-air collision with another B-17G (s/n 43-38046). Both aircraft were from the 490th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force. This plane took off with its standard crew of 10 but landed with 11 aboard...one dead. The body of radio operator (Sgt. George Devlin) from the other B-17 was somehow thrown into the nose of this aircraft during the collision."

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10/5/2010

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