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More: Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (299P)
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44-6483 / G-G (cn 22706) Built by Douglas at Long Beach. Served at Great Ashfield, Suffolk, with the 550 Bomb Squadron, 385 BG (Heavy) of the 3rd Bombardment Division of the 8th Air Force. By this date the B-17s were delivered in all-metallic finish and the USAAF retained it for the raids on Germany, escorted by the P-51's. Obtained from the USAF 50 years ago.
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A visitor from Brazil posted Wed March 13, 2013:
She looks so serene and elegant, confidently flying above that solid overcast that it's almost easy to forget her predicament... a weapon, to be used during the dark days of WWII.

Thanks for sharing it.

A visitor from Netherlands posted Sun June 12, 2011:
The unbreakable B17!thank you for sharing.

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