History NightmareFuel / MemphisBelle

3rd Jul '17 3:12:21 PM Killerweinerdog
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* "Oh God! Somebody's guts are all over the nose!"


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30th Jun '17 2:48:55 AM Killerweinerdog
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* "Oh God! Somebody's guts are all over the nose!"
4th Dec '16 4:57:42 PM maxwellsilver
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** The ball-turret gunner was simultaneously the best-protected and most-vulnerable member of the crew, hanging out of the belly of the plane in an armored sphere. Of course, that armor was only really good against rifle-caliber bullets. Explosive 20mm cannon shells resulted in [[LudicrousGibs the gunner's remains having to be rinsed out of his turret with a hose]]. There also wasn't enough room for even the smallest gunner to wear his parachute inside. If that's not enough, the turret could only be accessed if it was rotated straight down, bringing the hatch inside the plane. If the turret jammed due to battle damage or mechanical fault, the gunner would be trapped inside. On at least one occasion, a B-17 with its landing gear shot off had to make a belly landing with a jammed ball turret. The poor bastard inside knew he was going to be crushed to death, and there was nothing he or any of his buddies could do about it--several members of his crew had to be removed from flight status afterwards as they were emotionally unable to keep flying. In another case, a badly-damaged B-17 in similar condition orbited their home airfield while the flight engineer and gunners frantically worked wrenches to dismount the jammed turret, hoping that the man inside might at least have a chance that way. The turret was released at low altitude over a freshly-plowed field, and the gunner miraculously walked away. [[DownerEnding His plane then crashed and burned on landing, killing the other nine men aboard]].

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** The ball-turret gunner was simultaneously the best-protected and most-vulnerable member of the crew, hanging out of the belly of the plane in an armored sphere. Of course, that armor was only really good against rifle-caliber bullets. Explosive 20mm cannon shells resulted in [[LudicrousGibs the gunner's remains having to be rinsed out of his turret with a hose]].hose. There also wasn't enough room for even the smallest gunner to wear his parachute inside. If that's not enough, the turret could only be accessed if it was rotated straight down, bringing the hatch inside the plane. If the turret jammed due to battle damage or mechanical fault, the gunner would be trapped inside. On at least one occasion, a B-17 with its landing gear shot off had to make a belly landing with a jammed ball turret. The poor bastard inside knew he was going to be crushed to death, and there was nothing he or any of his buddies could do about it--several members of his crew had to be removed from flight status afterwards as they were emotionally unable to keep flying. In another case, a badly-damaged B-17 in similar condition orbited their home airfield while the flight engineer and gunners frantically worked wrenches to dismount the jammed turret, hoping that the man inside might at least have a chance that way. The turret was released at low altitude over a freshly-plowed field, and the gunner miraculously walked away. [[DownerEnding His plane then crashed and burned on landing, killing the other nine men aboard]].aboard.
10th Sep '16 9:43:20 PM YT45
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** The ball-turret gunner was simultaneously the best-protected and most-vulnerable member of the crew, hanging out of the belly of the plane in an armored sphere. Of course, that armor was only really good against rifle-caliber bullets. Explosive 20mm cannon shells resulted in the gunner's remains having to be rinsed out of his turret with a hose. There also wasn't enough room for even the smallest gunner to wear his parachute inside. If that's not enough, the turret could only be accessed if it was rotated straight down, bringing the hatch inside the plane. If the turret jammed due to battle damage or mechanical fault, the gunner would be trapped inside. On at least one occasion, a B-17 with its landing gear shot off had to make a belly landing with a jammed ball turret. The poor bastard inside knew he was going to be crushed to death, and there was nothing he or any of his buddies could do about it--several members of his crew had to be removed from flight status afterwards as they were emotionally unable to keep flying. In another case, a badly-damaged B-17 in similar condition orbited their home airfield while the flight engineer and gunners frantically worked wrenches to dismount the jammed turret, hoping that the man inside might at least have a chance that way. The turret was released at low altitude over a freshly-plowed field, and the gunner miraculously walked away. [[DownerEnding His plane then crashed and burned on landing, killing the other nine men aboard]].

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** The ball-turret gunner was simultaneously the best-protected and most-vulnerable member of the crew, hanging out of the belly of the plane in an armored sphere. Of course, that armor was only really good against rifle-caliber bullets. Explosive 20mm cannon shells resulted in [[LudicrousGibs the gunner's remains having to be rinsed out of his turret with a hose.hose]]. There also wasn't enough room for even the smallest gunner to wear his parachute inside. If that's not enough, the turret could only be accessed if it was rotated straight down, bringing the hatch inside the plane. If the turret jammed due to battle damage or mechanical fault, the gunner would be trapped inside. On at least one occasion, a B-17 with its landing gear shot off had to make a belly landing with a jammed ball turret. The poor bastard inside knew he was going to be crushed to death, and there was nothing he or any of his buddies could do about it--several members of his crew had to be removed from flight status afterwards as they were emotionally unable to keep flying. In another case, a badly-damaged B-17 in similar condition orbited their home airfield while the flight engineer and gunners frantically worked wrenches to dismount the jammed turret, hoping that the man inside might at least have a chance that way. The turret was released at low altitude over a freshly-plowed field, and the gunner miraculously walked away. [[DownerEnding His plane then crashed and burned on landing, killing the other nine men aboard]].
10th Sep '16 9:42:02 PM YT45
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* Rascal literally getting his turret shot out from under him, leaving him dangling from the underside of the plane, several thousand feet in air, with nothing but his safety strap keeping him from falling would be especially terrifying. His screams got even louder when said strap was undone and the only thing keeping him from falling was his grip on the plane, even though he was safely recovered (ironically by the crew-mate he constantly teased).

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* Rascal literally getting his turret shot out from under him, leaving him dangling from the underside of the plane, several thousand feet in air, with nothing but his safety strap keeping him from falling would be especially terrifying. His screams got even louder when said strap was undone and the only thing keeping him from falling was his grip on the plane, even though he was safely recovered (ironically by the crew-mate he constantly teased).teased).
** The ball-turret gunner was simultaneously the best-protected and most-vulnerable member of the crew, hanging out of the belly of the plane in an armored sphere. Of course, that armor was only really good against rifle-caliber bullets. Explosive 20mm cannon shells resulted in the gunner's remains having to be rinsed out of his turret with a hose. There also wasn't enough room for even the smallest gunner to wear his parachute inside. If that's not enough, the turret could only be accessed if it was rotated straight down, bringing the hatch inside the plane. If the turret jammed due to battle damage or mechanical fault, the gunner would be trapped inside. On at least one occasion, a B-17 with its landing gear shot off had to make a belly landing with a jammed ball turret. The poor bastard inside knew he was going to be crushed to death, and there was nothing he or any of his buddies could do about it--several members of his crew had to be removed from flight status afterwards as they were emotionally unable to keep flying. In another case, a badly-damaged B-17 in similar condition orbited their home airfield while the flight engineer and gunners frantically worked wrenches to dismount the jammed turret, hoping that the man inside might at least have a chance that way. The turret was released at low altitude over a freshly-plowed field, and the gunner miraculously walked away. [[DownerEnding His plane then crashed and burned on landing, killing the other nine men aboard]].
10th Sep '16 9:29:35 PM YT45
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* The footage of the ''real'' bombers being shot out of the sky, by Luftwaffe gun cameras, while letters of condolence are read in the background. More than any special effect, a reminder of what the war cost those bomber crews.

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* The footage of the ''real'' bombers being shot out of the sky, by Luftwaffe gun cameras, while letters of condolence are read in the background. More than any special effect, a reminder of what the war cost those bomber crews.crews, ''who were actually more likely to become casualties than the infantry''.
24th Jul '15 5:47:48 PM cra0422
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** It's especially bad for Luke because he was the one who shot down the fighter that crashed into ''Mother and Country''.



* While it's played for a bit of (morbid) humor, the exploding can of tomato soup really ''does'' look like a significant part of either Dennis or Luke had just been blasted across the cockpit.

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* While it's played for a bit of (morbid) humor, the exploding can of tomato soup really ''does'' look like a significant part of either Dennis or Luke had just been blasted across the cockpit.cockpit.
* Rascal literally getting his turret shot out from under him, leaving him dangling from the underside of the plane, several thousand feet in air, with nothing but his safety strap keeping him from falling would be especially terrifying. His screams got even louder when said strap was undone and the only thing keeping him from falling was his grip on the plane, even though he was safely recovered (ironically by the crew-mate he constantly teased).
20th May '15 1:57:05 PM DavidCowie
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* The footage of the ''real'' bombers being shot out of the sky, by Luftwaffe gun cameras, while letters of condolence are read in the background. More then any special effect, a reminder of what the war cost those bomber crews.

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* The footage of the ''real'' bombers being shot out of the sky, by Luftwaffe gun cameras, while letters of condolence are read in the background. More then than any special effect, a reminder of what the war cost those bomber crews.
27th Jul '14 8:34:53 PM Ambaryerno
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** Even worse, two of the crew never even knew what hit them... since the ME109s wing hit RIGHT AT THE WAIST GUNS. Meanwhile the Ball Turret gunner more then likely never had a chance to even escape the plane.

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** Even worse, two of the crew never even knew what hit them... since the ME109s Bf-109's wing hit RIGHT AT THE WAIST GUNS. Meanwhile the Ball Turret gunner more then likely never had a chance to even escape the plane.
27th Jul '14 8:34:29 PM Ambaryerno
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* The footage of the ''real'' bombers being shot out of the sky, by Luftwaffe gun cameras, while letters of condolence are read in the background. More then any special effect, a reminder of what the war cost those bomber crews.

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* The footage of the ''real'' bombers being shot out of the sky, by Luftwaffe gun cameras, while letters of condolence are read in the background. More then any special effect, a reminder of what the war cost those bomber crews.crews.
* The explosion of ''Windy City'' right in ''Belle'''s path, and the blood and gore smeared over the nose.
* While it's played for a bit of (morbid) humor, the exploding can of tomato soup really ''does'' look like a significant part of either Dennis or Luke had just been blasted across the cockpit.
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