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    "U. S. Army Air Force B-24J Liberator bomber on fire over Austria following an attack by German fighters. A fire onboard created an immediate desperate situation with the crew in mortal danger by an explosion or disintegration of the frame. Bailing out was the only option — and it was often unsuccessful."
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    "U. S. Army Air Force B-24J Liberator bomber on fire over Austria following an attack by German fighters. A fire onboard created an immediate desperate situation with the crew in mortal danger by an explosion or disintegration of the frame. Bailing out was the only option — and it was often unsuccessful."
    iwm.org.uk

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      This must have been terrifying in those old tin cans. No real effective fire suppression and no way to bail out.
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      A bunch of B-24’s were built just down the road from my old house. Always thought they were a little too simple for...
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