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Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress

Shown here is one of several B-17F Flying Fortresses of the 11th BG that were damaged by the Japanese Naval bombarment of Henderson Field on the night of 13th October, 1942. As can be seen in this pic a shell bursting under the wing of this plane sent shell fragments through the fuselage and left wing. The explosion tore off a flap and covered the airplane with clods of earth.

Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress
Administrator, Mar 25, 2006