The Boeing Flying Fortress. The young men were given 300 hours of intensive training before being deployed to action. The initial rejection rate of applicants was Less than perfect eyesight was a major cause of rejection.
This photo was taken on August 24, 2008 in Mount Comfort, Indiana, Yankee Lady, a B-17G Flying Fortress, sails through the sky over Mt. Comfort, Indiana during the 2008 Indianapolis Air Show. She is owned and operated by the Yankee Air Museum.
The Republic Thunderbolt The Republic Thunderbolt was one of the largest and heaviest fighter aircraft in history to be powered by a single piston engine. It was heavily armed with eight machine guns, four per wing.