A mid-air collision on February 1, 1943, between a B-17 and a German fighter over the Tunis dock area, became the subject of one of the most famous photographs of World War II. An enemy fighter attacking a 97th Bomb Group formation went out of control, probably with a wounded pilot then continued its crashing descent into the rear of the fuselage of a Fortress named All American, piloted by Lt.
From Ken Ludwick, a classic story of the B-17 and its legendary toughness. Completely shattered by enemy gunfire and a midair collision, the All American managed not just to complete her bomb run, but to limp back to England and land safely, with no fatalities among the crew. Wow.