America's WWII: We're All In This Together


B-17 Flying Fortress

The B-17 was the US Army Air Forces' heavy bomber at the outbreak of World War II, and served in every theater of the war. The aging B-17 was upgraded throughout the war and proved itself the workhorse of the 8th Air Force in Europe.

Factoid: The B-17 delivered 40% of all bombs dropped on Germany.