B-17F

Commander of Memphis Belle tells the story of the B-17 Flying Fortress raid on the Focke-Wulf plant at Bremen (featured in Memphis Belle movie)

Commander of Memphis Belle tells the story of the B-17 Flying Fortress raid on the Focke-Wulf plant at Bremen (featured in Memphis Belle movie)

The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress flew in every combat zone during World War II, but… Read More

3 months ago

Meet the B-17 All American: the Flying Fortress that made it home after being sliced by the wing of a Luftwaffe Me 109

The B-17 Flying Fortress Although the B-17 Flying Fortress prototype flew in 1935, only a relatively small number of B-17s… Read More

6 months ago

The story of Alan E. Magee, the B-17 belly gunner who survived a 20,000-foot fall without parachute from his damaged Flying Fortress

B-17 belly gunner Alan E. Magee SSgt Alan E. Magee, belly gunner of the B-17F Flying Fortress 41-24620 "Snap! Crackle!… Read More

7 months ago

The Ki-43 pilot lionized by Japanese as the first to deliberately ram a B-17 likely misjudged the attack approach and hit the bomber

Sergeant Oda Tadao was lionized in the Japanese media as the first pilot to deliberately ram a B-17 Flying Fortress… Read More

2 years ago

The Boeing YB-40: how the B-17F strategic bomber was turned into a four-engined escort fighter

The YB-40 could carry nearly triple the amount of ammunition - 11,200 rounds as compared to 3,900 rounds carried on… Read More

3 years ago

THE STORY OF “ALL AMERICAN”, THE B-17 THAT MADE IT HOME AFTER HAVING BEEN SLICED BY THE WING OF AN Me 109

The wing of the Me 109 almost sliced through All American fuselage, leaving the tail section hanging on by a… Read More

6 years ago