Photo Gallery Eight

Accidents and Mishaps

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7th April 45 B24H 42-94931   "Sack Time" Krummel mission 

Dramatic photo portraying the 789th's "Sack Time" shortly after the collision with an enemy fighter which flew into the starboard fin and rudder section. If you look closely the damage can be clearly seen. Tail-gunner Robert Perkins of the Lt. Robert Winger crew was credited with destroying the Me109 but it is unclear whether the collision was due to the damaged fighter losing control or a deliberate act of attempting to "ram" the B24. The crew maintained control of the aircraft before baling out safely behind Allied lines on the continent.