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B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17 Flying FortressCreated by: PICRYLDated: 2016
A giant of the skyways poises for flight, Langley Field, Va. The four powerful engines of a YB-17 bomber are warmed up before a takeoff
The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is a four-engine heavy bomber developed in the 1930s for the United States Army Air Corps. Although Boeing lost the contract because the prototype crashed, the air corps was so impressed with Boeing's design that it ordered 13 more B-17s for further evaluation.
The B-17 was primarily employed by the United States Army Air Forces in the daylight precision strategic bombing campaign of World War II against Germany. The B-17 also participated to a lesser extent in the War in the Pacific, early in World War II, where it conducted raids against Japan.
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[Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress, Mt. Rainier]

[Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress, Mt. Rainier]

Title: [Boeing Flying Fortress, Mt. Rainier]...Creator: Richie, Robert Yarnall, 1908-1984..Date: April 1943..Place: Mount Rainier, Washington..Part Of: Robert Yarnall Richie photograph collection..Physical Desc... more

[Waist Gunner in Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, World War II]

[Waist Gunner in Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, World War II]

Title: [Waist Gunner in Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, World War II]..Creator: Richie, Robert Yarnall, 1908-1984..Date: April or May 1943..Place: Mitchel Field Air Force Base, Long Island, New York..Part Of: Robe... more

[Tail Gunner in Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, World War II]

[Tail Gunner in Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, World War II]

Title: [Tail Gunner in Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, World War II]..Creator: Richie, Robert Yarnall, 1908-1984..Date: April or May 1943..Place: Mitchel Field Air Force Base, Long Island, New York..Part Of: Rober... more

[U.S. Flight Navigator, Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, World War II]

[U.S. Flight Navigator, Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, World War II]

Title: [U.S. Flight Navigator, Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, World War II]..Creator: Richie, Robert Yarnall, 1908-1984..Date: April or May 1943..Place: Mitchel Field Air Force Base, Long Island, New York..Part O... more

Boeing Flying Fortress

Boeing Flying Fortress

Title: Boeing Flying Fortress..Creator: Richie, Robert Yarnall, 1908-1984..Date: April 1943..Place: Mount Rainier, Washington..Part Of: Robert Yarnall Richie photograph collection..Description: Boeing B-17F Fly... more

Lieutenant "Mike" Hunter, Army pilot assigned to Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif.

Lieutenant "Mike" Hunter, Army pilot assigned to Douglas Aircraft Comp...

Photo shows an A-20B Havoc attack aircraft. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009)