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The B-17 Flying Fortress “The Memphis Belle” is shown on her way back to the United States June 9, 1943, after successfully completing 25 missions from an airbase in England. Source: USAF. Historic Wings has more on the Memphis Belle.

The Flying Fortress “The Memphis Belle” is shown on her way back to the United States June after successfully completing 25 missions from an airbase in England. Historic Wings has more on the Memphis Belle.

B17 'flying fortresses' -- more than 160 of them at the site of this photo alone. This shows the might that the Germans had to deal with when the US got involved in WW2 whole hog. Just imagine 1000 of these overhead at one time...

'flying fortresses' -- more than 160 of them at the site of this photo alone. This shows the might that the Germans had to deal with when the US got involved in whole hog. Just imagine 1000 of these overhead at one time.

B-17F Flying Fortress bomber 'Memphis Belle' visiting Patterson Field on a War Bond campaign, Ohio, United States, 1943; Source: United States Air Force

[Photo] B-17F Flying Fortress bomber 'Memphis Belle' visiting Patterson Field on a War Bond campaign, Ohio, United States, 1943

Flying Fortress bomber 'Memphis Belle' visiting Patterson Field on a War Bond campaign, Ohio, United States, Source: United States Air Force

B-17F bomber "Memphis Belle" of 324th Bomb Squadron USAAF 91st Bomb Group in flight in the United States 9 June 1943.

B-17F bomber "Memphis Belle" of 324th Bomb Squadron USAAF 91st Bomb Group in flight in the United States 9 June 1943.

A heavy US "Liberator" bomber takes a direct hit of German flak and breaks apart, Germany 1943

Carrier deck ops...

Carrier deck ops...

Boeing B-17G-70-BO Flying Fortress, "Button Nose," Serial number 43-37704 of 535th Bomb Squadron, 381st Bomb Group, 1st Air Division, 8th Air Force This aircraft was lost on August 8,1944 during a ground support mission to Cauvicourt,France. She was damaged by AAA and set on fire, crash-landing near the British lines close to Caen. The entire crew returned to base at Ridgewell, England safely the next day. — com Hugo E Pancheri e Thomas E. Barnicle.

The crew of the "Button Nose". This plane went down near Caen, France, on August but the crew successfully bailed out and were quickly back in Allied hands ~

A B-25 Mitchell with two P-51 Mustang little friends

AirVenture Best of Oshkosh. A trio of Commemorative Air Force World War II beauties over the frigid waters of the English Channel

Oh boy

'Hellcat' flown by Ens. Ives crash lands on the USS Lexington, Feb. (Ives survived the crash but died in a dogfight in May

B-52 Superfortress bombers at the Davis-Monthan AFB airplane graveyard in Tucson, Arizona

Superfortress bombers at the Davis-Monthan AFB airplane graveyard in Tucson, Arizona

US B-17 Bomber Command, October 1942    Photographed for LIFE Magazine.

Bomber Command October 1942 Photographed by Margaret Bourke

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