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B-17 Flying FortressThe B-17 Flying Fortress is a success story born from disaster. In fact, it could be argued no other aircraft has had a more horrible first impression, especially for a machine that would eventually revolutionize American aviation history in more ways than one. In 1934, during the golden age of flight and with a dire need for a long-range bomber capability, the Army Air Corps issued a multi-million dollar competition to the aircraft manufacturers Boeing, Martin and Douglas. They were to produce… (airman.dodlive.mil) More...
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Thanks for the post Sparkie. I like so many others grew up loving the “Fort” and anything I could watch or read about it. Twelve O’clock High was may favorite movie and TV series. I have the movie on DVD and every episode is on YouTube on which I’ll occasionally binge on a rainy day. God Bless the men that went to war in her and those that help keep her story alive.
Yes.. I love 12 O'Clock high.. Being a Cord Cutter, I get to watch it every week on Hero's and Icons..
One of the best looking airframes ever built.