Flying Bomb

 

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A U.S. Army Air Forces Boeing B-17F-27-BO Flying Fortress, nicknamed “The Careful Virgin” in flight over an airfield in England (UK). It was assigned to the 91st Bomb Group, 323rd Bomb Squadron, which arrived at RAF Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire (UK), in November 1942.
After completing 80 missions, this aircraft was transferred to AFSC for “Operation Aphrodite” (flying bomb). It was launched against German V-1 sites at Mimoyecques, Pas-de-Calais (France) on 4 August 1944, but impacted short of target due to a controller error.

(US Air Force photo)

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Charles McCain

Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/