Boeing B-17 'Flying Dutchman'
Here we see the air-sea rescue version of the Flying Fortress, the B-17 'Flying Dutchman', dropping its lifeboat. The un-manned boat would be dropped near to a ditched aircrew, who could then await rescue.
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Rickard, J (8 November 2019), Boeing B-17 'Flying Dutchman' , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_B-17_flying_dutchman.html