Wednesday, September 12, 2012

WWII Aircraft of the Day - The Boeing B-17

The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress - United States of America   
By Salem

The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress was developed for the United States Army Air Corps in the 1930's.
It was part of the lease/lend scheme and was first loaned to the Royal Air Force in 1940.
The Flying Fortress was one of the predecessors of the bomber that dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  
It was also used in the United States Army Air Corps' strategic bombers squadrons based in England.
It was a source of terror to the people of Germany.

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