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Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

At MacDill Air Force Base (AFB), Florida (FL), retired Airman Roy Lang stands in front of a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber, similar to the one he flew as a Navigator in 1944 with the 96th Bomb Group (BG), part of the 8th Air Force.

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

The B-17 Flying Fortress bomber, "Aluminum Overcast" arrives on a sunny day at MacDill Air Force Base (AFB), Florida (FL).

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

The B-17 Flying Fortress bomber, "Aluminum Overcast" arrives on a sunny day and sits in front of Hanger 3 at MacDill Air Force Base (AFB), Florida (FL).

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

The "Sally B" B-17 Flying Fortress bomber aircraft flies overhead during the Memorial Day ceremony held at the Madingley American Cemetery near the city of Cambridge, England (ENG), in honor of the World War II fallen.

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

The "Sally B" B-17 Flying Fortress bomber aircraft is escorted overhead by Royal Air Force (RAF) Spitfires during the Memorial Day ceremony held at the Madingley American Cemetery near the city of Cambridge, England (ENG).

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

The "Sally B" B-17 Flying Fortress bomber aircraft flies overhead during the Memorial Day ceremony held at the Madingley American Cemetery near the city of Cambridge, England (ENG), in honor of the World War II fallen.

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

The "Sally B" B-17 Flying Fortress performs a fly-by tribute during the Madingley Memorial Ceremony held at the Cambridge American Military Cemetery near the city of Cambridge, England (ENG).

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

The B-17 Flying Fortress (G-BEDF) Sally B performs a fly-by tribute during the Madingley Memorial Ceremony at the Cambridge American Military Cemetery in the United Kingdom (UK). The cemetery is one of 13 American World War II (WWII) military cemetery memorials erected on foreign soil where 3,812 Americans are buried. The cemetery first established on December 7, 1943, and completed in 1956. This B-17 is the last airworthy Fortress in the UK.

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

US Air Force (USAF) Staff Sergeant (SSGT) Jeremy Caskey, 2nd Communications Squadron (CS), Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), Louisiana (LA), tapes off the leading edge of a US Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress bomber. USAF SSGT CaskeyÕs unit is participating in restoration efforts as part of the recently implemented "Adopt-a-Plane" program. The program tasks units to provide care and nurturing to specific aircraft and historical artifacts of the 8th Air Force Museum.

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

A B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft performs during the Aviation Nation air show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 10, 2007. Aviation Nation, which is the Air Force's premiere air show, is the capstone event of the Air Force's yearlong 60th anniversary celebration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jeremy Smith)

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

The B-17 "Memphis Belle"™ and crew. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

A B-17 "Flying Dutchman" is refueled on Okinawa in 1945. The aircraft is fitted with a droppable lifeboat and other gear for air-sea rescue operations. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

The XB-17 crashed during its test flight at Wright Field on Oct. 30, 1935. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing SB-17G of the 5th Rescue Squadron, Flight D. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17Bs at Marshall Field, Calif., prior to Pearl Harbor. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17D at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Note the smoke from the burning ships in the background. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Three aircraft formation of Boeing B-17Es (S/N 41-2512, 41-2511 and 41-2509). (U.S. Air Force photo)

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Camoflaged Boeing B-17E on patrol of the approaches to the vital Panama Canal. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17F-27-BO (S/N 41-24606) of the 303rd Bomb Group, 358th Bomb Squadron, in the squadron maintenance area with engines removed. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17F-5-BO (S/N 41-24406) "All American III" of the 97th Bomb Group, 414th Bomb Squadron, in flight after a collision with an Me-109. The aircraft was able to land safely. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Medics wait for a Boeing B-17G to land. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17G-50-VE (S/N 44-8167) of the 15th Air Force, 2nd Bomb Group, 96th Bomb Squadron, during an in-flight bomb drop. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

B-17 going down after severe flak damage. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17F formation over Schweinfurt, Germany, on Aug. 17, 1943. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17F formation. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

After a taxi accident in July 1944, this Boeing B-17G "Arf 'n Arf" of the 457th Bomb Group, 749th Bomb Squadron, was rebuilt by splicing two aircraft together at mid-fuselage. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing Y1B-17 (S/N 36-149, the first YB-17). (U.S. Air Force photo)

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing Y1B-17. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing Y1B-17. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing Y1B-17 with camouflaged paint scheme, assigned to the 20th Bomb Squadron, 2nd Bomb Group, based at Langley Field, Va. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing Y1B-17 fly-by near the Italian liner "Rex," about 800 miles east of New York City. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing Y1B-17 at Hamilton Field, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing Y1B-17 B6 52 of the 2nd Bomb Group, Langley Field, Va. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing Y1B-17 in flight. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing Y1B-17A in flight near Mt. Rainier on Feb. 28, 1938. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing Y1B-17A (S/N 37-269). (U.S. Air Force photo)

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing Y1B-17A. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17B. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17B. (U.S. Air Force photo)

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