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The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress was a four-engine heavy bomber aircraft developed in the 1930s for the then-United States Army Air Corps (USAAC). Competing against Douglas and Martin for a contract to build 200 bombers, the Boeing entry outperformed both competitors and more than met the Air Corps' expectations. Although Boeing lost the contract because the prototype crashed, the Air Corps was so impressed with Boeing's design that they ordered 13 more B-17s for further evaluation. From its introduction in 1938, the B-17 Flying Fortress evolved through numerous design advances. With a service ceiling greater than any of its Allied contemporaries, the B-17 established itself as an effective weapons system, dropping more bombs than any other U.S. aircraft in World War II. Of the 1.5 million metric tons of bombs dropped on Germany by U.S. aircraft, 640,000 tons were dropped from B-17s

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Named Aircraft

Aluminum Overcast
Boeing Bee
Champaign Lady
Chuckie
City of Savannah
Desert Rat
Fuddy Duddy
Gremlins Hideout
Heavens Above
Homesick Angel
I'll Be Around
King Bee
Lacey Lady
Liberty Belle
  Mary Alice
Memphis Belle (Orig)
Memphis Belle
Miss Angela
Miss Liberty Bell
My Gal Sal
Nine-O-Nine
Outhouse Mouse
Picadilly Lily II
Picadilly Princess
Pink Lady
Prestons Pride
Reluctant Dragon
Return To Glory
  Sally B
Sentimental Journey
Shady Lady
Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby
Short Beir
Sleepy Time Gal
Suzy Q
Swamp Ghost
Texas Raiders
The Swoose
Thunderbird
Virgin's Delight
Yankee Doodle II
Yankee Lady


B-17D

40-3097  (R-11)


B-17E

41-2438  (C-64)
41-2446  (S-10)
41-2595  (R-11)
  41-9032  (R-11)
41-9090  (Q-08)
  41-9142  (C-64)
41-9205  (?)
  41-9210  (S-11)
41-9234  (Q-11)


B-17F

41-24485  (R-11)
42-3360  (W-55)
42-3374  (D-13)
  42-3490  (C-50)
42-3543  (C-49)
42-6073  (W-65)
  42-6107  (W-70)
42-29782  (S-11)
42-30177  (C-73)
  42-30661  (C-46)
42-30681  (S-99)
42-30921  (W-62)


B-17G

42-38008  (Q-93)
42-31163  (W-45)
42-32076  (D-11)
42-38160  (PD-05)
42-97115  (C-48)
42-97854  (Q-02)
42-102446  (C-54)
42-102542  (W-58)
42-102715  (P-98)
42-107067  (C-46)
43-37650  (W-55)
43-38322  (W-72)
43-38635  (D-11)
43-38978  (C-62)
43-39281  (C-57)
43-39304  (W-50)
43-39307  (W-59)
44-6393  (D-13)
44-6556  (W-63)
44-8543  (A-11)
44-8846  (S-11)
  44-8889  (D-11)
44-83316  (P-12)
44-83512  (D-13)
44-83514  (A-13)
44-83525  (S-13)
44-83542  (D-12)
44-83546  (A-11)
44-83559  (D-11)
44-83563  (A-11)
44-83575  (A-12)
44-83587  (C-56)
44-83624  (D-13)
44-83663  (D-13)
44-83684  (R-13)
44-83690  (D-11)
44-83718  (S-08)
44-83722  (P-11)
44-83729  (C?-73)
44-83735  (D-13)
44-83753  (C-61)
44-83757  (C-72)
  44-83763  (C-59)
44-83778  (C-56)
44-83785  (A-11)
44-83790  (R-05)
44-83811  (C-62)
44-83814  (R-11)
44-83851  (C-61)
44-83857  (C-67)
44-83858  (W-65)
44-83863  (D-05)
44-83864  (W-72)
44-83868  (D-11)
44-83872  (A-13)
44-83884  (D-13)
44-85507  (W-52)
44-85583  (D-13)
44-85594  (C-72)
44-85599  (D-13)
44-85643  (W-89)
44-85679  (W-64)
44-85706  (C-59)
  44-85718  (A-11)
44-85728  (C-70)
44-85733  (W-49)
44-85734  (W-11)
44-85738  (D-12)
44-85740  (A-11)
44-85774  (W-75)
44-85778  (A-10)
44-85784  (A-06)
44-85790  (R-13)
44-85806  (W-64)
44-85812  (W-76)
44-85813  (R-11)
44-85817  (W-57)
44-85821  (S-00)
44-85823  (W-60)
44-85824  (W-63)
44-85825  (W-59)
44-85828  (D-12)
44-85829  (A-13)
44-85840  (W-73)

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