Aviation Photo #1348227 Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (299P) - USA - Air Force

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Taken by my Great Uncle during World War Two. This was taken from a gunners position on top of the aircraft. This photo was taken while on a bombing run over Germany. I have come to find out that there are not many photos left of this squadron and that not many were taken. Sadly my Great Uncle has passed away and his wife and his brother gave me permission to share this photo with A. net.
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    Frank Wulff
    USA - Air Force
    Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (299P)
    Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress (299)
    Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress (299)
    Boeing
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    In Flight
    Germany
    1943
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Photo Added: April 24, 2008

Comments (36)

Anonymous
8 years ago
Rare to see such a photo! thanks for sharing it!!!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
A really historic picture, not only because of its age. Interesting and somehow frightening at the same time.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Fantastic. A great historical image indeed.
Anonymous
8 years ago
I don't know what to say but thank you so much Frank.
Anonymous
8 years ago
What a great piece of history you have posted. Thank you.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wow such rear and priceless photos
Anonymous
8 years ago
Thanks for sharing mate!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Hardcore aviation .
Anonymous
8 years ago
Historic and memorable!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
That's piece of History. Wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
Anonymous
8 years ago
What a photo! I love this aircraft, and I wouldn't like being on the ground while these beasts fly over my head. Great photo. Glory to all pilots and people involved.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Amazing picture! It gives quite a scary feeling.

Sorry for your loss. :(
Anonymous
8 years ago
A picture of US planes bombing Germans posted on an US page and commented by Germans... Incredible in what a great way things have changed from then to now!
Awesome historical image! Just try to imagine the sound and the feeling you have when aboard.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Absolutely gorgeous. Let's hope we won't have to do the same again.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Thank You for posting this picture. The image rings home the incredible effort and bravery that was displayed during the Day Light operations by the men of the AirForce. Thanks to all who have served.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great & Thanks!!! An another flower to ur Great uncle.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Pure power
Anonymous
8 years ago
Truly historic photograph - thank you for sharing it.
Anonymous
8 years ago
This is photo is almost unreal. I'm curious as to where in the aircraft this was taken from?
Anonymous
8 years ago
A very interesting and historic photo, thx for sharing.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Fabulous
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great shot of a great aicraft! my condolences for the loss of your uncle. he is truly an american hero!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great historic picture! 5 stars! Thanks for sharing!
Thank god those dark times in history are over.
Anonymous
8 years ago
My fathers cousin or my 2nd cousin, Paul Stern, flew on bombing missions like this in the second world war but unfortuntely his plane was hit, knocking out the landing gear causing the plane to cartwheel upon landing and tragically killing all on board.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great picture. Thank you for sharing it. T.B.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Amazing pic, thanks for sharing! If you look closer you can see the reflection of the camera lens and the cabin interior in the glass.
Anonymous
8 years ago
History in the making!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Historic! great image!
sorry for your loss..
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great history.Thanks for sharing it...If I consider that my grandfather had to fight for the German regime in WW2 against his sake there memories from his narrations coming up.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Check it out the aircraft in the bottom left appears to be missing his right wingtip
Anonymous
7 years ago
5*, not only because of the mighty appearane in the picture, you just feel something inside of you. You now that what you see here isn't a display but real life. Takes your breath away. Thx for sharing this pic, and sorry for the loss.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Thank you for the most powerful photo on A.net
Anonymous
7 years ago
Historically valuable. A real treasure !
Anonymous
7 years ago
An excellent picture of an remarkable historic event!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great piture. These machines weren't the best. The Germans had very good fighters / pilots and took them out in large numbers.. The more we must respect those bomber crews, men with ideals, fears and families like us..
Anonymous
5 years ago
A majestic tragic piece of history. The average age of the guys flying those birds must have been something like 19-20 years. Incredible! Thanks for making these photos available.

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