B-17 Flying Fortress Units of the Pacific War

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B-17 Flying Fortress Units of the Pacific War

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The B-17 saw combat in the Pacific from the moment a formation of these bombers arrived at Pearl Harbor during the midst of the 7 December 1941 Japanese attack. By the end of World War II (1939-1945), SB-17 rescue craft were saving combat crews in the waters off Japan. This book reveals why, to the public, the Flying Fortress was better known than the Spitfire, the Boeing 747, or Lindbergh's Spirit of St Louis. The name recognition enjoyed by the B-17 was that company's reason for creating B-17 Steak Sauce and Osprey's reason to round out the saga of this great wartime aircraft.

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Published Apr 20 2003
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841764818
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 100 b/w; 40 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Combat Aircraft
Short code COM 39
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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