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Under attack!  Note enemy aircraft on pursuit at 6 o'clock.

A under frontal attack. At this point of WWII this aircraft had no real defence from these types of attacks. It was not until the and the introduction of a chin turret that the crews could try to defend themselves from this assault.

B-17 Pilot's compartment -- to think this is where my grandfather sat and flew over enemy territory while under attack just blows my mind!

Cutaway art of the nose of a B17...

Supermarine Spitfire

Quite possibly the most beautiful aircraft ever built: The Supermarine Spitfire. {{The Spitfire IS one of my favorite planes!

B-17 Bombardier

William Witt in the nose of a on the way back from a mission to Stuttgart,Germany. (Not my Dad's plane, however he did fly over Germany during WWII)

The crash landing of an F6F-3 on the USS Enterprise as she was on her way to the Gilbert Islands, 1943. Luckily the pilot escaped unharmed.

Crash landing of [Grumman Hellcat] on flight deck of USS ENTERPRISE while enroute to attack Makin Island.

Bombs falling away from a Junkers Ju-87 Stuka dive-bomber. The photograph appears to have been taken from a following aircraft, 1940

JUN 12 1942 Under Stuka dive bomb attack in the desert The Stuka Ju 87 dive-bomber remained a feared weapon for as long as the Luftwaffe fighters could provide it with protection.

Revealed... 70 years on: The forgotten hero who became the first U.S. air force…

Revealed... 70 years on: The forgotten hero who became the first U.S. air force officer killed in Europe in World War II

Liberator in Flight. This plane was actually the worst plane of WWII. Read about it in Laura Hillenbrand's book, Unbroken.