[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: Robert Yarnall Richie photograph collection..Physical Description: 1 transparency: film, color; 13 x 10 cm..File: ag1982_0234_2526_K_997_sm_opt.jpg ..Rights: Please cite DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University when using this file. A high-resolution version of this file may be obtained for a fee. For details see the sites.smu.edu/cul/degolyer/research/permissions/ ( https://sites.smu.edu/cul/degolyer/research/permissions/ ) web page. For other information, contact email@example.com...For more information, see: digitalcollections.smu.edu/cdm/ref/collection/ryr/id/3208 ( http://digitalcollections.smu.edu/cdm/ref/collection/ryr/id/3208 ) ..View the full series: digitalcollections.smu.edu/cdm/search/collection/ryr/sear... ( http://digitalcollections.smu.edu/cdm/search/collection/ryr/searchterm/2526/ ) ..View Robert Yarnall Richie photograph collection: digitalcollections.smu.edu/all/cul/ryr/ ( http://digitalcollections.smu.edu/all/cul/ryr/ )
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.
Robert Yarnall Richie (1908-1984) worked as a free-lance commercial and industrial photographer for many large corporations including those in the automobile, aviation, chemical, mining, petroleum, railroad, shipping, steel and other industries, both in the U.S. and overseas. The collection, held by Southern Methodist University's DeGolyer Library, contains corporate and industrial photographs made by Richie from 1932-1975. Southern Methodist University's Central University Libraries (CUL) Digital Collections includes the digital libraries and online digital collections from the six Central University Libraries. Our ongoing projects include the creation of digital collections of Mexican photographs, locomotives, Texas history, art, and currency notes, and more.