LIFE magazine cover showing B-17 formation dropping its payload upon enemy targets. WW2 offered ample opportunity for developing higher altitude bombing, which, in the case of German cities, assumed the form of "carpet" bombing.
[Photo] B-17G Fortress Mizpah took a direct AAA hit in the nose on mission to Budapest, 14 Jul 1944. 2 were killed instantly but the pilot held her level long enough for crew to get out & become POW's. The aircraft crashed near Dunavecse, Hungary
B17 that hit a big bird amazing, how can you still be flying, and the pilots, still alive?