While flying over Italy, this had most of her tail shot away. Still, the pilot managed to get her home. When she was hit, the tail-gunner was blown out into her slipstream. Miraculously, he was uninjured and managed to get his chute open and land safely.
RED SEA (Sept. 6, 2013) Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 await flight operations on board the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Phil Ladouceur/Released)
RAF aides try to remove a wheel landing gear of this huge heavy bomber Short Stirling. This was one of the biggest bombers of the war and the second in capacity.When it became obsolete over other as the Lancaster, I modified it to make transport glider.
The Curtiss Helldiver was a carrier-based dive bomber aircraft produced for the United States Navy during World War II. It replaced the Douglas SBD Dauntless in US Navy service. Despite its size, the was much faster than the SBD it replaced.