Aviation Photo #1934261 Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (299P) - USA - Air Force

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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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    USA - Air Force
    Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (299P)
    Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress (299)
    Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress (299)
    Boeing
    22706
    44-6483
    G-G
    In Flight
    England
    United Kingdom
    December 1944
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Anonymous
5 years ago
The unbreakable B17!thank you for sharing.
Anonymous
3 years ago
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.

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