National Geographic : 1945 Mar
(c) National Geographic Society Though Badly Wounded, She Carried Them Home Through Flak The stabilizer (left), controlling the B-17's course laterally, is quite vulnerable. One flyer still wears his parachute harness. His fleece-lined boots ward off winter's 54 degrees below zero in high altitudes. Koachromes byU.N.Army Air Forces, Official A Sheet-metal Crew Mends aB-24's Flak-punctured Rudder A glance at the opposite pageshows where this rudder fits. The "ladder" is a stabilizer frame shorn of its metal skin. B-24 isnot as swift asB-17, but it carries more bombs. Longer range makes itmost useful inthe Pacific.