The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is a four-engine heavy bomber aircraft developed in the 1930s for the then United States Army Air Corps (USAAC). Competing against Douglas and Martin for a contract to build 200 bombers, the Boeing entry outperformed both competitors and more than met the Air Corps' expectations.  1938  wem

The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is a four-engine heavy bomber aircraft developed in the 1930s for the then United States Army Air Corps (USAAC). Competing against Douglas and Martin for a contract to build 200 bombers, the Boeing entry outperformed both competitors and more than met the Air Corps' expectations. 1938 wem

Alternative Cancer Remedy?  About Vitamin B17 (Amygdalin, Laetrile) and Best Food Sources [Infographic] and Resources

Alternative Cancer Remedy? About Vitamin B17 (Amygdalin, Laetrile) and Best Food Sources [Infographic] and Resources

The B-17 'Flying Fortress' an awesome bird from another era.

The B-17 'Flying Fortress' an awesome bird from another era.

Crew of B-17 Flying Fortress prepares for mission. When the men of an 8th Air Force group gave the town of Thetford, England, a plaque, honoring it as the birthplaces of Thomas Paine, American patriot philosopher and author, the crew of a B-17 thought it appropriate to name their plane "Tom Paine" and to inscribe the fuselage with one of his famous remarks, "Tyrrany, like hell, is not easily conquered."

Crew of B-17 Flying Fortress prepares for mission. When the men of an 8th Air Force group gave the town of Thetford, England, a plaque, honoring it as the birthplaces of Thomas Paine, American patriot philosopher and author, the crew of a B-17 thought it appropriate to name their plane "Tom Paine" and to inscribe the fuselage with one of his famous remarks, "Tyrrany, like hell, is not easily conquered."

Jet Blueprints | This fabulous B-17 cutaway comes in a 8.5x11 PDF for FREE included in ...

Jet Blueprints | This fabulous B-17 cutaway comes in a 8.5x11 PDF for FREE included in ...

B17 (My Uncle was an engineer on one of these planes. Shot down. hid, POW,  freed -camp saved-sent to a "butterball" US hospital camp to recover from near starvation. {butterball may be a term our family used??} He made it home! I am getting correct info. and will repin then. He lived into his early 90's. NEVER used derogatory terms about the then enemy. A real gentleman. More asap  K)

B17 (My Uncle was an engineer on one of these planes. Shot down. hid, POW, freed -camp saved-sent to a "butterball" US hospital camp to recover from near starvation. {butterball may be a term our family used??} He made it home! I am getting correct info. and will repin then. He lived into his early 90's. NEVER used derogatory terms about the then enemy. A real gentleman. More asap K)

An American B-17G being loaded & inspected for her next mission.

An American B-17G being loaded & inspected for her next mission.

"Thunderbird" and "Liberty Belle": A pair of historic B-17 Flying Fortresses in flight.

"Thunderbird" and "Liberty Belle": A pair of historic B-17 Flying Fortresses in flight.

B-17 Pilot's compartment -- to think this is where my grandfather sat and flew over enemy territory while under attack just blows my mind!

Cutaway art of the nose of a B17...

B-17 Pilot's compartment -- to think this is where my grandfather sat and flew over enemy territory while under attack just blows my mind!

Gunners in Nose Turret of B-17 Bomber during World War II - 42-16656021 - Rights Managed - Stock Photo - Corbis

Gunners in Nose Turret of B-17 Bomber during World War II - 42-16656021 - Rights Managed - Stock Photo - Corbis

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