My short of stature uncle was a belly ball turret gunner in a 24. Never got to talk much with him about it, but when he passed away a picture of him and his crew came to the family. I could enlarge the pic and make out bullet and schrapnel holes in the 24G in the background. That reminds me, got to get a pic of him up on the WWII Memorial. Grandma had a 50cal round in her knicknack cabinet that he'd brought home from gunnery school. Sat there for over 60 years until I pulled it down about 15yrs ago. It was live, but the powder had deteriorated. I still have the SL43 case and bullet.
"I have sworn upon the Altar of God, eternity hostility upon all forms of tyranny over the minds of man." - Thomas Jefferson