B-17 Flying Fortress: The Symbol of Second World War Air Power

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McGraw-Hill, 2000 - History - 159 pages
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Rare vignettes and little-known facts punctuate this fond look back at the symbol of American victory in World War II Europe. Features 150 black and white photos, including some that have never been seen before--until now. Gorgeous 8-page color photo insert complements eye-opening details about the people, the missions, the production, and the development of the B-17.

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Contents

The Air Corps and Strategic Bombardment
1
Evolution of the Flying Fortress
15
Bombs Away The Flying Fortress Goes to War
47
Copyright

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Frederick A. Johnsen is one of the world's foremost authorities on U.S. military aviation history and the author of more than 15 books on the subject. An Air Force historian since 1981, he was formerly a consulting curator for an aerospace museum, and editor of Western Flyer. His books include B-24 Liberator: Rugged but Right, P-47 Thunderbolt, A-26 Invader, F4U Corsair and Douglas A-1 Skyraider. He has contributed to many aviation and general interest periodicals, including Aviation Week and Space Technology, FlyPast, and the Seattle Times. Assigned to the Flight Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base, he has been a collector of flight memorabilia since the age of 5 in 1956.

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