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B-17 Was a Workhorse Fortress

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The verbose article took paragraphs to convey what mere sentences would accomplish.  Useful knowledge, though.

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Just to clarify, the B-29 was the formal "Super Fortress", while this thread discusses the B-17 Flying Fortress.

https://www.boeing.com/history/products/b-29-superfortress.page

https://www.boeing.com/history/products/b-17-flying-fortress.page

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19 minutes ago, ExploratorOne said:

Just to clarify, the B-29 was the formal "Super Fortress", while this thread discusses the B-17 Flying Fortress.

https://www.boeing.com/history/products/b-29-superfortress.page

https://www.boeing.com/history/products/b-17-flying-fortress.page

B17 was flying not super, you are correct. Had a great uncle who flew one in WW2, " Hellsapopping". Was shot down over Bremen.

 

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28 minutes ago, ExploratorOne said:

Just to clarify, the B-29 was the formal "Super Fortress", while this thread discusses the B-17 Flying Fortress.

https://www.boeing.com/history/products/b-29-superfortress.page

https://www.boeing.com/history/products/b-17-flying-fortress.page

🤔OK   amended the Title  accordingly  shrug-smiley.png

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I was driving through Boise once when I happened to glance in the direction of the airport -- just in time to see a B-17 on its final approach. There's no mistaking the look of one of those iconic bombers.

I had two relatives in the Army Air Force in WWII. My great uncle flew B-24s and a cousin of was a crew chief on C-47s. My grandma built B-29s at Boeing. She literally was a "Rosie Riveter" because that was her job for thirty years.

 

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13 hours ago, Snargfargle said:

I was driving through Boise once when I happened to glance in the direction of the airport -- just in time to see a B-17 on its final approach. There's no mistaking the look of one of those iconic bombers.

I had two relatives in the Army Air Force in WWII. My great uncle flew B-24s and a cousin of was a crew chief on C-47s. My grandma built B-29s at Boeing. She literally was a "Rosie Riveter" because that was her job for thirty years.

 

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