Monday, May 27, 2019

Blast from the past. The part of WW2 you never read about...

RAF Alconbury, Cambridgeshire. A 500lb bomb detonated while being loaded onto a B-17, setting off the other bombs on the aircraft; 19 were killed and 21 injured. 27 May 1943 

It'll never happen but I wonder how many US troops died in training accidents during WW2.  Add to it incidents like this one and then compare it to actual combat related deaths.

I'm not sure how they accounted for things back then (I'm sure it was much more straightforward than today) but a comparison would be instructive.

On this Memorial Day, may their memory be a blessing...

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