B-17 43-38402 on mission to Nuremberg Germany 21 Feb 1945
Close up of B-17 43-38402 on mission to Nurnberg Germany 21 Feb 1945. This is a detailed cut-out from an original image at: www.flickr.com/photos/johnfunk/5303331905
Lew Funk's mission log from this day states: 2-21-45 Nurnberg Germany, Marshalling Yard PFF, Lots of Flak, Saw red colored flak near battle lines, one bust punctured the ship right beside me. Pilot Hemmersly, Ship #271, Time 8:25
Online Comments on Flickr:
Sheley, D., Online posting, January 8, 2011
Boeing B-17G-85-BO Flying Fortress
391st BS, 34th BG, 8th AF
Flown by the 1at Lt. Rubin Bass crew (Combat Crew #96) on this mission.
This aircraft was lost in a mid-air collision with another B-17 from the 452nd Bomb Group, killing both crews.