Such a powerful #statue which represents the history of our city #Rotterdam . It is built in memory of the #bombardment of the center. Notice the missing #heart of the man who is desperately reaching out for the sky. The city is stronger than ever now. #Proud#Rotterdammer
3 February 1945 - one of the bombardment group of the 401st B17 Flying Fortress🇺🇸 s/n 44-6508 'Mission to Moscow' on a mission to Berlin🇩🇪 was damaged by German flak and force-landed in Russian🇷🇺 occupied base in Poland🇵🇱 called kuflevo about 20miles southeast of Warsaw, and the crew of the B17 (Patsy DeVito-radio/gunner, Richard l. Lowe-navigator, Ernest pavlas-engineer ,Myron.L King-pilot and R.E pyne- togglier) Kept incognito for 7 weeks before being returned to allied lines even though B17 Flying Fortress was fully repaired ,and those crew members were barely fed ,some of the crew members lost 30Ibs just in 6weeks and given a cell to sleep in,and the crew members were instructed to go out each day and start the plane just to keep things from freezing , after 43 days of being MIA the Russians🇷🇺 did not stop the crew members from taking off so the crew of the B17 took their chance and took off, but they were flying an unknown aircraft into a American🇺🇸 territory they radioed in just in time before being shot friendly fire, and they safely made it home.
#WWII#wwiiheroes#heroes#war#ww2#worldwar2#devito#pilot#b17#flyingfortress#russia#missiontoberlin#gunner #🇺🇸 #🇩🇪 #🇷🇺 #401st#bombardment#secondworldwar#history#americanheroes#americanhistory#nazi#unique#historical#historic ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️
❇️First photo❇️-L to R-patsy devito, Myron L.king, R.E pyne, Richard l. Lowe and Ernest pavalas ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️
❇️Second photo❇️ crews B17 Flying Fortress ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️
❇️Third photo❇️ Pasty Devito
Inspired by @mattf517
Confederate #cannonfire creates a wall of smoke at the July 2013 reenactment of the battle of #gettysburg . One hundred and fifty years ago, the Confederacy opened the #bombardment preceding #pickettscharge with anywhere between 150 and 170 artillery pieces. Union batteries responded with just less than a hundred. It was the largest of its kind during the Civil War, in fact on this side of the globe. So great was the tumult it is said the guns could be heard all the way over in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, both more than a hundred miles away from Gettysburg. In July 2013, nearly a hundred period cannon were present for the reenactment, the largest such gathering of these weapons since the battle itself. Though not as numerous as the actual cannonade nor firing live rounds, it was still quite #thunderous enough for everyone and a sight to behold! #epicwarreenactments#cannon#kaboom#civilwar#reenactment