Flying Fortress History
The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, affectionately nicknamed
"The Queen of the Skies,"played many roles in World War II.
In both the European and Pacific theaters, the B-17 served for photographic
reconnaissance, antisubmarine warfare, and bomb delivery.
The P-51D Mustang escorted B-17s on their bombing runs. One of the famous B-17s,
The Memphis Belle, with an intensified forward defense firepower of flexible
machine guns, was the first bomber to complete 25 European missions and return.
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