A German Me 410 twin-engine fighter banking right after attacking a B-17G bomber of the US 562nd Bomb Squadron, 388th Bomb Group, over Brüx (present day: Most), Czechoslovakia, 12 May 1944.
This extraordinary photo was taken from the radio compartment’s window of B-17G “Lady Godiva” by Sgt. Victor A. LaBruno.
The B-17 was named “Lady Godiva” because she arrived at the group “completely naked” without any paint. She was written off after crash-landing at Honington on June 12, 1944.
This particular Me 410 is the somewhat rare “bomber killer” B-(1 or 2)/U4 variant, armed with a 50 mm BK 5 cannon. The long barrel clearly visible protruding from the aircraft’s nose. Given the date and location it probably belonged to either ZG26 or 76.
(Photo source: USAAF)