B17 - Homecoming Series (2)
‘The Hard Way’
Stricken and struggling a lone B17 limps across the North Sea. With the Dutch coast now well behind there is only about 80 miles to go to reach the East Anglia bomber bases. Just holding altitude with one engine out - and feathered - another frozen and still smoking with the blades creating a lot of extra drag - the crew need all their energy just in keeping airborne. The B17 proved itself a rugged combat aircraft and many got home so badly damaged that they were beyond repair.
The image shows a 91st Bomb Group B17 making it’s way home ‘the hard way’.
|Lens:||24.0-60.0 mm |
|Recording media:||JPEG (digital)|
|Date Taken:||22 Jun 2006 - 8:16 AM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/2.8|
|Exposure Mode:||Program AE|