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A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-97108) used by the 8th Air Force Service Command.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...


  • 42-97108

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tacoma 1/2/44; Dorval 14/2/44; Assigned RAF [HB-771] as Fortress III; before transferred back to USAAF 18/3/44, converted to a transport and liaison aircraft, complete with invasion stripes prior to D-Day; Returned to the USA 24/1/45;...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:24:28 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection