A close call in Old Baldy

“…As I sat on the bomb and held on to the rack, bracing myself on the bomb above, I was facing the rear of the plane and I could observe the crew members in the radio compartment. I could see very tense, nervous, whitefaced fellows, apparently scared to death. If they were afraid of what they saw, I am sure that I was doubly afraid as I was the ‘guy’ sitting on the loose bomb.”

This week, let’s take a look back at A close call in Old Baldy

B-17 bomb bay. Used with permission from Robert Schuch.