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B-17G Bam Bam #42-37893 (358BS) VK-O
29 January 1944 - Mission #101 to Frankfurt, Germany: A number of crews reported that P-38s dropped their auxiliary tanks too close to the formation. Bam Bam, piloted by 2Lt James B. Taylor and 2Lt Walter R. Kyse, was hit on the left wing by a "belly" tank. It left a hole in the wing and destroyed the left aileron. The pilots, with the help of S/Sgt Douglas L. Jones, engineer, flew Bam Bam home with limited controls.

[photo from the 303rdBGA Archives]