By Michael O'Leary
Advanced from a pre-war prototype designed by means of Seattle-based Boeing, the B-17 went directly to turn into the icon of the USAAF in the course of international struggle II, discovering employment in all theaters. via a variety black-and-white photographs taken through the warfare, this quantity exhibits the bomber on construction traces and acting lots of its various operations within the war-torn skies over Germany and the Pacific.A designated eight-page part presents a special slice of interval colour within the kind of a number of corporation ads that experience no longer been noticeable in print because the struggle. entire appendices contain creation batch lists of plane developed through the struggle years and their supply dates, scale drawings of all significant varieties, and a double-page cutaway. a unique introductory textual content outlines B-17 historical past and construction innovations.