Here's a series of shots of a B17 arriving over the airfield code named "Bluie West 1" on the rugged west coast of Greenland sometime in the Spring of 1942. The airplane makes a visual letdown in marginal visibility and occasional blowing snow because there is no instrument approach procedure in 1942.
Keep in mind the approach shots here are from FSX and show the modern day airport (BGBW) scenery with VASI approach lighting and high intensity strobes. In 1942 the only lighting would have been the white runway edge lights.
This represents one of the thousands of airplanes (mainly B17s, P38s, and C-47s) ferried across the Atlantic from the U.S. to England in the early days of WWII to form the basis of the famous 8th Air Force. The code name for this mass movement was "Operation Bolero". Despite being flown by crews barely out of basic flight training, often flying in severe artic weather, and having to land enroute to refuel at primitive fields hastily carved out of Northeastern Canada, coastal Greenland, and Iceland with no instrument approaches or navaids most airplanes made it o.k.
Although trans atlantic flights today are routine "ho hum" affairs - in 1942 it was a real achievement. These shots are a tribute to the skill and courage of the crews that made that trip