United States Army Air Force Boeing B-17  "Flying Fortress" at Bolling Field in Washington, DC.  The Flying Fortress is one of the most famous airplanes ever built. The B-17 prototype first flew on July 28, 1935.  Few B-17s were in service on December 7, 1941, but production quickly accelerated. The aircraft served in every WW II combat zone, but is best known for daylight strategic bombing of German industrial targets. Production ended in May 1945 and totaled 12,726 airplanes. .Credit: U.S. Air Force via CNP
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United States Army Air Force Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" at Bolling Field in Washington, DC. The Flying Fortress is one of the most famous airplanes ever built. The B-17 prototype first flew on July 28, 1935. Few B-17s were in service on December 7, 1941, but production quickly accelerated. The aircraft served in every WW II combat zone, but is best known for daylight strategic bombing of German industrial targets. Production ended in May 1945 and totaled 12,726 airplanes. .Credit: U.S. Air Force via CNP

Filename: 031313USAF-History013.jpg
Source: Consolidated News Photos
Date: 27 Aug 2002
Location: Washington District of Columbia United States of America
Credit: U.S. Air Force via CNP
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