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B-17 Production

Title: Production. B-17 heavy bomber. The tail and rudder of a mighty B-17F (Flying Fortress) bomber near completion at the Boeing plant in Seattle. The Flying Fortress has performed with great credit in the South Pacific, over Germany and elsewhere. 25 more words

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Seattle, Washington. Boeing aircraft plant.

Title: Seattle, Washington. Boeing aircraft plant. Production of B-17F (Flying Fortress) bombing planes. Lubricating and servicing a new B-17F (Flying Fortress) bombers

Date: December 1942… 12 more words

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Skies To Conquer

I was just waiting for the right time to post this image, one of my favorites shot on Memorial Day weekend last month. I was waiting for a word prompt from someone, anyone. 87 more words

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Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" takes flight over Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Boeing B-17, “Madras Maiden”, was in Wichita Monday to promote it’s upcoming weekend appearance.

The Liberty Foundation flies the plane around the country to honor World War II veterans and generate support to keep the aging aircraft flying. 187 more words

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U.S. Army Air Forces pilot in front of a YB-17 bombing airplane, probably Langley field, Virginia

Title: U.S. Army Air Forces pilot in front of a YB-17 bombing airplane, probably Langley field, Virginia

Date: May 1942

Photographer:  Alfred T.Palmer

Source: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/fsa1992001350/PP/

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Going Home...

Today in History, May 17: 1943 – The Memphis Belle returns from her 25th mission over Europe. The B-17 Flying Fortress, heavily armed with nearly a dozen .50 caliber machine guns and thousands of pounds of bombs, had survived what by all reckoning, could not be survived. 73 more words