This unusual photograph of a Luftwaffe pilot jumping from his damaged plane was made by Maj. James Dalgish, Rome, N.Y., a U.S. 9th AF fighter-bomber pilot, during a recent air battle over the Belgian Bulge. The enemy pilot deserted his ship after Major Dalgish had scored direct hits with .50 caliber bullets. Seconds later the plane began to fall apart. Major Dalgish is a member of the crack 354th group which has destroyed more than 680 enemy aircraft.
U.S. Air Force Archives Photo