Flak-Bait’s crew poses with the bomber after the April 17, 1945 200th mission. The celebratory 200 Missions “bomb” just under the pilot’s cockpit is not the one found on the artifact today. This one was either superimposed on the aircraft or the photograph.
Image Number: SI-77-2694
Credit: National Air and Space Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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