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[Photo] The original waist gunners of the B-17 bomber 'Memphis Belle', left waist gunner Bill Wichell and right waist gunner Casmir Nastral, at their battle stations, Europe, Nov 1942-Jun 1943

The original waist gunners of the B-17 bomber 'Memphis Belle', left waist gunner Bill Wichell and right waist gunner Casmir Nastral, at their battle stations, Europe, Nov 1942-Jun 1943.

A WWII era BC-348-R radio receiver, commonly found in the radio rooms of the various models of the B-17 Flying Fortress. The receiver is shown with the correct era headphones and a period photograph of the radio operators girl back home!

A pair of Army Air Corps officers and a friend make an unofficial count of returning B-17 Flying Fortresses after a mission in Germany. The B-17 was constantly improved during the Second World War. Carrying a crew of ten, the bombers made harrowing daylight raids over Nazi Germany. Many did not return.

Four aircraft formation from the 379th Bomb Group, 524th and 525th Bomb Squadrons. B-17F-25-DL S/N 42-3113 (FR-F), B-17F S/N 42-29891 (WA-N), B-17F S/N 42-29893 (WA-O) and B-17F S/N 42-5828 (WA-0). (U.S. Air Force photo)