Edwards AFB Flight Test Nation 2009
B-17G Flying Fortress "Sentimental Journey"


One of the more well-known American Aircraft of WWII, the Boeing B-17 was rugged. Carrying a typical crew of 10 and many .50 caliber machine guns, the Flying Forts labored many hours to take the fight right into the heart of Germany. Over 12,800 B-17s were made and sadly only about a dozen or so remain in flyable condition. This one is a B-17G manufatcured in 1944. Although it didn't see any action during WWII, it was assigned to the Pacific Theater and performed many missions mapping the Pacific as an RB-17. Today, this B-17 is part of the Commemorative Air Force, with the Arizona Wing based at Falcon Field.
















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