By Malcolm V. Lowe
Written by way of Malcolm V Lowe, the advance and heritage of the B-17G, together with its post-war provider are lined in complete with infrequent black and white (and color) pictures, greater than 30 specifically commissioned color profiles, a two-page cutaway drawing and walk-round photos of a restored plane.
This is an important learn and reference device for modellers and aviation fanatics alike, and seeks to right inaccurate details released in different books. in addition to providing necessary fabric concerning the plane itself, wrestle Machines B-17G additionally explores the flight crews, their garments and Medal of Honor awards, in addition to missions flown by way of the RAF and USAAF’s numbered air forces.
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This was an astounding achievement and one that has seldom been accomplished during any conflict. Throughout the rest of 1944 the B-17Gs continued to pound targets in Germany and in other parts of occupied Europe. Co-operation with the Soviet Union was always at BOEING B-17G FLYING FORTRESS 55 FORTRESS DOMINANCE One of the most famous of all Flying Fortresses was ‘5 Grand’, the 5,000th B-17 built by Boeing and which was signed by Boeing employees. She went to war with the entire airframe covered in names and was a B-17G-70-BO, 43-37716/BX-H, of the 338th BS, 96th BG, at Snetterton Heath.
B-17G-70-DL 44-6915/M, 524th BS, 379th BG, Kimbolton. com BOEING B-17G FLYING FORTRESS 33 WALKAROUND The original ‘Nine O Nine’, which flew from Bassingbourn with the 323rd BS, 91st BG (8th AF), completed 140 wartime missions and these included 18 trips to Berlin. HINES COM BA T AC YI N G FO RT R E S S W A B-17G F L L K AROUND M Get to know the B-17G intimately with these detail shots of ‘Nine O Nine’ Nine O Nine’s Wright Cyclone engines are kept in pristine condition. 34 BOEING B-17G FLYING FORTRESS A former fire-bomber, B-17G 44-83575 was restored to its original wartime format by The Collings Foundation, of Stow, Massachussetts, USA.
Com PROFILE ARTWORK B-17G-20-BO 42-31458 ‘Catherine the Great’, 49th BS, 2nd BG. B-17G-30-BO 42-31884 ‘Miss Maywood’, 340th BS, 97th BG. B-17G-25-DL 42-38078 ‘Sweet Pea’, 429th BS, 2nd BG. B-17G-40-VE 42-98017 ‘All ‘er Nothin’, 849th BS, 490th BG, Eye, February 1945. B-17G-105-BO 43-39163/S, 835th BS, 486th BG. com BOEING B-17G FLYING FORTRESS 51 FORTRESS DOMINANCE A formation of B-17Gs from the 398th BG makes its way towards the target at Neumünster, Germany on April 13, 1945. By that time in the war over Europe, the B-17G reigned supreme, protected all the way to its targets and back by the equally magnificent P-51 Mustang.