Fortress “Mizpah” took a direct AAA hit in the nose on mission to Budapest, 14 Jul 2 were killed instantly but the pilot held her level long enough for crew to get out & become POW's. The aircraft crashed near Dunavecse, Hungary "Mizpah
configured at the time as a testbed to investigate structural failures, still flying after its vertical stabilizer sheared off in severe turbulence on 10 January The aircraft eventually landed safely and remained in service until
This image shows the tail and rear fuselage of a Wellington twin-engine bomber. It shows the amount of heavy damage Barnes Wallis' geodesic frame system could sustain yet still keep flying. Wallis was also the innovative inventor of the "Dambusters" bouncing bomb and many other weapons.