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B-17 Flying Fortress
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B-17 Flying Fortress: The Symbol of Second World War Air Power
by Frederick A. Johnsen and Walter J. Boyne

A comprehensive model-by-model history of this notable bomber. Contains crew stories, black-and-white and color photos, fascinating technical details, and more.

 

 

Castles in the Air: The Story of the B-17 Flying Fortress
Crews of the U.S. 8th Air Force

by Martin W. Bowman

A re-issue of one of the classic stories in military literature, the story of the B-17 Flying Fortress crews of the U.S. 8th Air Force, and their heroic bombing offense against Nazi Germany from 1942 to 1945. Recreates, in the survivor's own words, their experiences in enemy air space. Includes more than 50 new photographs.

 

 


Half a Wing, Three Engines and a Prayer (Special Revised Edition)

by Brian D. O'Neill

In 1943, when the outcome of World War II hung in the balance, B-17 crews of the Eighth Air Force flew harrowing, unescorted daylight bombing missions deep into Occupied Europe and Germany. This is a first-hand, blow-by-blow account of these perilous missions as they really happened. Events unfold as they were recorded and recalled by the 303rd "Hell's Angels" Bomb Group. The publication of the first edition of this book in 1989 prompted a flood of fresh recollections, correspondence and personal records from other veterans of the 303rd. This special Revised Edition incorporates that wealth of new material into a vivid, thorough story, complete with actual combat photographs of one of the most dramatic chapters in military aviation history.
 

 

 

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (Lock On #24)
by Willy Peeters and Francois Verlinden

High-quality photographic detail of this aircraft at the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, England.

 

 


The B-17 Flying Fortress Story: Design-Production-History

by Roger A. Freeman and David Osbourne

This fascinating book contains individual aircraft histories of each B-17 produced, plus an overall production history, list of modifications, each aircraft's current status, etc.
 

 

 


Flying the B-17 (Then and Now) [DVD]
Produced by Stu Dodge

"Pilot/Director Dodge's clever blending of WWII era Flight Operations footage, with footage captured aboard one of the 14 B-17s still flying today, is an absolute delight to watch. As educational as it is entertaining, this film is a must see for fans of the Flying Fortress and WWII aircraft in general!"
    -- B.A. Latour, 57th Fighter Group
 

 

 

Final Cut: The Post War B-17 Flying Fortress: The Survivors
by Scott A. Thompson

Covers many of the post-WWII uses of the B-17 its designers could never have foreseen, from gun-running to insect spraying, and many more you've never heard about.
 

 

 

The Mighty Eighth: The Colour Record
by Roger Freeman

A rare, full-color look at the operations of the U.S. Army Air Corps' Eighth Air Force in Britain in World War Two. This book contains over 600 candid shots, taken by the men who were there, arranged by base. A magnificent historical document.

 

 

 

Boeing B-17, B-29 & Lancaster (Legends of the Air #2)
by Stewart Wilson

The second of the "Legends of the Air" series. This volume contains the stories of three of the classic bombers of World War II: the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress; the Boeing B-29 Superfortress; and the Avro Lancaster.

 

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