Boeing B17  bomber, the type lown by Nancy's dad in WW II He was shot down  in a bombing raid on Berlin, survived being a POW and went on to become a Strategic Air Command B-52 Command Pilot before retiring.

Boeing B17 bomber, the type lown by Nancy's dad in WW II He was shot down in a bombing raid on Berlin, survived being a POW and went on to become a Strategic Air Command B-52 Command Pilot before retiring.

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (K.297976.D) "A Bit ò Lace" - 117th Bomb Squadron, 447th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force, basato a Rattlesden. Una delle fortezze volanti col maggior numero di missioni della guerra.

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (K.297976.D) "A Bit ò Lace" - 117th Bomb Squadron, 447th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force, basato a Rattlesden. Una delle fortezze volanti col maggior numero di missioni della guerra.

B-24 Assembly Ships - as only the lead ships did navigation, the assembly ship's job was to be as visible as possible, so the other 24s could find it at take-off. They would then follow the lead ship to the target. The assembly ship was usually a plane deemed not combat-worthy and used only as a visual aid.. CLICK the PICTURE or check out my BLOG for more: http://automobilevehiclequotes.tumblr.com/#1506240748

B-24 Assembly Ships - as only the lead ships did navigation, the assembly ship's job was to be as visible as possible, so the other 24s could find it at take-off. They would then follow the lead ship to the target. The assembly ship was usually a plane deemed not combat-worthy and used only as a visual aid.. CLICK the PICTURE or check out my BLOG for more: http://automobilevehiclequotes.tumblr.com/#1506240748

3_67.jpg (Obrazek JPEG, 2800×850 pikseli) - Skala (68%)

3_67.jpg (Obrazek JPEG, 2800×850 pikseli) - Skala (68%)

Artwork showing the RAFs Hurricane Squadrons duing the Battle of Britain by aviationclassics 0A

Artwork showing the RAFs Hurricane Squadrons duing the Battle of Britain by aviationclassics 0A

Images of damaged B-17 that made it home by miracle

Images of damaged B-17 that made it home by miracle

1935-45 Heinkel HE-111, Luftwaffe, Spain, Medium bomber/transport. Engine: 2 x BMW VI liquid-cooled inverted V-12 (660 HP) ea. Armament: 7 x 7.92 mm MG-15 or MG-81, 1 X 20mm MG FF cannon, 1 x 13mm MG-131 machine gun, 2,000 kg (4,400 lb) bombs. Max Speed: 440 km/h (273 mph)

1935-45 Heinkel HE-111, Luftwaffe, Spain, Medium bomber/transport. Engine: 2 x BMW VI liquid-cooled inverted V-12 (660 HP) ea. Armament: 7 x 7.92 mm MG-15 or MG-81, 1 X 20mm MG FF cannon, 1 x 13mm MG-131 machine gun, 2,000 kg (4,400 lb) bombs. Max Speed: 440 km/h (273 mph)

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