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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel

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Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Manual: 1935 Onwards


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This manual offers a unique perspective on what it takes to restore and operate a B-17 Flying Fortress, as well as a wonderful insight into the engineering and construction of this remarkable airplane. The B-17 is one of the most famous airplanes ever built. Although Boeing’s B-17 prototype first flew on July 28, 1935, only a relative handful of B-17s were in the Army Air Corps inventory when America’s war started on December 7, 1941. But production quickly accelerated, peaking at 16 airplanes a day in April 1944, before ending in May 1945 with a total of 12,726 aircraft delivered.
The B-17 served in every World War II combat zone but is best known for daylight strategic bombing of German industrial targets. B-17s from the Eighth Air Force participated in countless missions from bases in England. These missions often lasted for more than eight hours and struck at targets deep within enemy territory. Because of their long-range capability, formations of Flying Fortresses often flew into battle without fighter escort, relying on their own defensive capabilities. G model Fortresses carrying thirteen .50-cal. machine guns and tight formation flying made famous by the motion picture 12 O’Clock High ensured successful missions.

About the Author

Graeme Douglas has almost 30 years experience working on the B-17. He is a part-time volunteer at the Imperial War Museum working on the B-17 “Mary Alice.” In the early 1990s, Graeme become responsible for the continued restoration of the project and oversaw the procurement, restoration, and fitting of an upper gun turret in the aircraft. He works as a training consultant and writes technical and training manuals.

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Douglas, Graeme
Zenith Press
Military - World War II
Military-World War II General
War Bird
Military - Aviation
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200 color and 50 b/w photos
10.88 x 8.5 in 1.69 lb

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