A new book documents the glory of World War II aircraft.
- By John R. Bruning
- AirSpaceMag.com, July 13, 2011
John R. Bruning Collection
U.S. bomber crews had rituals that no doubt eased the stress of flying combat. When an airman completed his final mission, he received a dunking. Here Major Jim McPartlin gets the treatment in front of an Eighth Air Force B-17.