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B-17 Flying Fortress in Action by David Doyle is a softcover non-fiction book 80 pages in length. Having dropped more bombs than any other aircraft during WWII, the B-17 Flying Fortress is arguably the iconic bomber of that epic conflict. This book covers the many variants of the B-17 and tells the B-17 story mainly via pictures - includes 215 vintage photos - most of them in color.
The B-17 Flying Fortress dropped more bombs than any other US aircraft in WWII and is arguably the iconic bomber of that epic conflict. During the 10 years in which it was produced, a total of 12,731 of the B-17 heavy bombers rolled off the assembly lines of Boeing, Douglas Aircraft, and Lockheed's subsidiary Vega. First flown in 1935, the aircraft was repeatedly modified, upgraded, and perfected in response to combat experience. Also highlights the roles played by individual aircraft and their crews, including Memphis Belle, which completed 25 missions over enemy territory; Stage Door Canteen, christened by Winston Churchill's daughter; and All American, which demonstrated the incredible toughness of the Flying Fortress by returning safely to base despite having its tail nearly sheared off by a Messerschmitt.