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B-24L Liberator 44-41421 hit by cannon fire that caused the right wing to buckle upward and left side of the tail to break away moments before diving out of control and crashing onto the northern tip of Negros
Original wartime caption: "OVER THE PHILIPPINES - This picture was made at the moment of impact when a Japanese Zero crashed into a Liberator Bomber of the 13th AF over the Philippines. The bombers were intercepted by enemy planes en route to a Negros Island airstrip. Both planes exploded and fell to the ground. Note wing broken off and tilting upward revealing US star insignia. (AP Wire photo from USAAF)"
Credit: USAAF, 13th AF, 307th BG, 371st BS Date: November 8, 1944
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