The American "Powerful Poodle" takes a direct hit from flak over Ludwigshafen, Germany during her tenth, and last, sortie. She went down at Nov. All of the crew were killed. Note the bombs falling from the plane above her.
This took a direct flak hit in the waist over Debrecen, Hungary which killed three crewmen and wounded two others. Threatening to come apart in mid-air the pilot nursed it home to a safe landing, but the weakened fuselage collapsed on touchdown.
1942 at 0839 hours, 22 year old Captain Hans-Joachim Marseille scores his fourth kill of the day 20 km SSE of El Imayid. By the end of the day he will confirm a total of 17 kills in three sorties. Painting by Michael Turner