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
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Title: Boeing aircraft plane, Seattle, Washington. Production of B-17F (Flying Fortress) bombing planes. Fuselage section.
Date: December 1942
Photographer: Andreas Feininger