Menacing #photo of the B-17 Memphis Belle (movie version) at the 2010 Vectren Dayton Air Show. #Aviation #Warbird

photo of the Memphis Belle (movie version) at the 2010 Vectren Dayton Air Show.

The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is a four-engine heavy bomber aircraft developed in the 1930s for the then United States Army Air Corps (USAAC). Competing against Douglas and Martin for a contract to build 200 bombers, the Boeing entry outperformed both competitors and more than met the Air Corps' expectations.  1938  wem

The Boeing Flying Fortress is a four-engine heavy bomber aircraft developed in the for the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC).

The B-17 'Flying Fortress' an awesome bird from another era.

There are actually only less than a handful of that can still fly today. Cant wait to fly in one in a few weeks! The 'Flying Fortress' an awesome bird from another era.

Crew of B-17 Flying Fortress prepares for mission. When the men of an 8th Air Force group gave the town of Thetford, England, a plaque, honoring it as the birthplaces of Thomas Paine, American patriot philosopher and author, the crew of a B-17 thought it appropriate to name their plane "Tom Paine" and to inscribe the fuselage with one of his famous remarks, "Tyrrany, like hell, is not easily conquered."

Crew of Flying Fortress prepares for mission. When the men of an Army Air Force group gave the town of Thetford, England, a plaque, hono.

"Thunderbird" and "Liberty Belle": A pair of historic B-17 Flying Fortresses in flight.

Flying Fortress Bomber, "Thunder Bird", Tail : 2 C 238050 U and "Liberty Belle", Tail : J 297849 O ©unknown

B-17 Pilot's compartment -- to think this is where my grandfather sat and flew over enemy territory while under attack just blows my mind!

Cutaway art of the nose of a B17...

An American B-17G being loaded & inspected for her next mission.

Boeing Flying Fortress being loaded & inspected for her next mission.

The B-17 was famous for her durability and survivability. Here one B-17 of the 100th Bomber Squadron of the USAAF rests in an English airfield after being severely damaged by flack over Frankfurt. She was eventually repaired and returned to normal duty, 1944.

‘Hang the Expense III’ pictured after being hit by flak over Frankfurt on 24 January The explosion blew the tail gunner, S/Sgt Roy Urich, out of the He survived, unhurt: other crews recall seeing him falling through formations of still sitting on his seat

B-17 named "Miss Irish" from the "Bloody 100th" Bomb Group continues its mission  despite massive damage in the painting "Milk Run" by Nixon Galloway.

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B-17 unloading its cargo

The organised formation of the bomber planes high above ground are a completely different picture to the fire and confusion going on where the bombs hit and this is a very good example of order and disorder in war.

Bf 109 pilot Franz Stigler and B-17 pilot Charlie Brown's first meeting - https://www.warhistoryonline.com/whotube-2/watch-bf-109-pilot-franz-stigler-and-b-17-pilot-charlie-browns-first-meeting.html

German pilot in WWII spared an American pilot over Germany only to reunite 40 years later and become fishing buddies - WAR HISTORY ONLINE

B-17 Navigator and Bombardier. Uncle Bernie in the war

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