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Boeing B-17 FORTRESS

The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress was probably the most famous of all the American heavy bombers of the Second World War. Introduced into the US Army Air Corps prior to the war, the Flying Fortress was subsequently flown on US operations in all theatres of the war. In some theatres, war-weary B-17 bombers were converted to unarmed transport aircraft. It was in this latter less glamorous role that RCAF Flying Fortresses were employed.

The RCAF acquired six used B-17E and F aircraft from the US in 1943. Stripped of all armament and armour, the aircraft were ...

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