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Waist blister turret of prototype bomber XB-17, which was not adopted in the final design of the B-17 Flying Fortress bomber, circa Jul 1935Nose turret of XB-17 Model 299 prototype bomber, 24 Jul 1935
Waist blister turret of prototype bomber XB-17, which was not adopted in the final design of the B-17 Flying Fortress bomber, circa Jul 1935Nose turret of XB-17 Model 299 prototype bomber, 24 Jul 1935
Crashed B-17 prototype Model 299, 30 Oct 1935Y1B-17 aircraft in flight, circa 1937
Crashed B-17 prototype Model 299, 30 Oct 1935Y1B-17 aircraft in flight, circa 1937
Two B-17A bombers flying past Italian ocean liner Rex, Mar 1937Captured P-40 fighters with Japanese markings, date unknown
Two B-17A bombers flying past Italian ocean liner Rex, Mar 1937Captured P-40 fighters with Japanese markings, date unknown
B-17B Flying Fortress bombers at Marshall Field, California, United States, early 1941Boeing B-17E Fortress at Hamilton Field, Novato (listed at the time as San Rafael), California, United States, circa 1941.
B-17B Flying Fortress bombers at Marshall Field, California, United States, early 1941Boeing B-17E Fortress at Hamilton Field, Novato (listed at the time as San Rafael), California, United States, circa 1941.
Early model Boeing B-17 Fortress taking off from Hickam Field, Oahu, Territory of Hawaii, pre-war, Aug 1941.B-17C Fortress I bomber of British Royal Air Force in flight over North Africa, 8 Nov 1941
Early model Boeing B-17 Fortress taking off from Hickam Field, Oahu, Territory of Hawaii, pre-war, Aug 1941.B-17C Fortress I bomber of British Royal Air Force in flight over North Africa, 8 Nov 1941
First Lieutenant Karl T. BarthelmessTwo Japanese Navy Type 99 Carrier Bombers flew near First Lieutenant Karl T. Barthelmess
First Lieutenant Karl T. Barthelmess' US Army B-17E at Hickam Air Field, after landing safely during the Japanese air raid, 7 Dec 1941; note smoke rising from Pearl Harbor in backgroundTwo Japanese Navy Type 99 Carrier Bombers flew near First Lieutenant Karl T. Barthelmess' US Army 38th Reconnaissance Squadron B-17E, 7 Dec 1941
Wreck of B-17C bomber at Hickam Field, US Territory of Hawaii, 7 Dec 1941. Photo 1 of 2.Wreck of B-17C bomber at Hickam Field, US Territory of Hawaii, 7 Dec 1941. Photo 2 of 2.
Wreck of B-17C bomber at Hickam Field, US Territory of Hawaii, 7 Dec 1941. Photo 1 of 2.Wreck of B-17C bomber at Hickam Field, US Territory of Hawaii, 7 Dec 1941. Photo 2 of 2.
B-17C Flying Fortress bomber at Bellows Field, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 8 Dec 1941; she was forced to belly-land on previous day during Japanese attackB-17E Flying Fortress bomber in flight, 1941-1942
B-17C Flying Fortress bomber at Bellows Field, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 8 Dec 1941; she was forced to belly-land on previous day during Japanese attackB-17E Flying Fortress bomber in flight, 1941-1942
B-17E Flying Fortress converted to XB-38 with Allison V-1710 liquid-cooled engines as an experimental testbed in the event the radial engines became unavailable, 1942Part of a USAAF stream of over 1,000 B-17 bombers, circa 1942-1943
B-17E Flying Fortress converted to XB-38 with Allison V-1710 liquid-cooled engines as an experimental testbed in the event the radial engines became unavailable, 1942Part of a USAAF stream of over 1,000 B-17 bombers, circa 1942-1943
T/Sgt. Raymond A. Heilman, Jr. and fellow crew of the 11th Bomber Group Heavy of the USAAF 42nd Squadron posing by a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber, US Territory of Hawaii, circa late 1941 or early 1942Three B-17E Flying Fortress bombers in flight, probably flying from Hendricks Filed, Florida, United States, 1941-1942
T/Sgt. Raymond A. Heilman, Jr. and fellow crew of the 11th Bomber Group Heavy of the USAAF 42nd Squadron posing by a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber, US Territory of Hawaii, circa late 1941 or early 1942Three B-17E Flying Fortress bombers in flight, probably flying from Hendricks Filed, Florida, United States, 1941-1942

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