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The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress was a four-engine heavy bomber aircraft developed in the 1930s for the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC). 

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The B-29 Superfortress was a four-engine propeller-driven heavy bomber designed by Boeing, which has been called the weapon that won the war in the Pacific. Designed to carry large bomb loads long distances, it made possible the strategic bombardment that brought...read more

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He was fortunate enough to witness this incredible piece of aviation history. This bomber is over 70 years old and has been kept in running condition by the Experimental Aircraft Association based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. There are only 12 of these bombers still flyable in the entire world. ...read more

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Operation Tidal Wave was an air attack by B-24D Liberators on the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania. The bombers flew low to avoid radar detection and dropped time delayed bombs. Out of the 177 B-24Ds that took part in the raid 167...read more

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 Lieutenant) January 13, 2016

This film is a tribute to the Avro Lancaster as "the most powerful and efficient bomber in the world, and one of the most important war-winning weapons in the UN" made in 1942.

Full description.- Perfunctory coverage of production (no clear picture of processes...read more

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The "Lanc", as it was affectionately known, thus became one of the more famous and most successful of the Second World War night bombers. Lancasters flew 156,000 sorties and dropped 608,612 long tons (618,378 tonnes) of bombs between 1942 and 1945. Lancasters were the mainstay of British heavy...read more

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 Lieutenant) June 09, 2015

The Lancasters shown in the clip are the BII, with the Bristol Hercules radial engine. 300 BIIs were built by Armstrong Whitworth and were used mostly by Canadian squadrons in 6 Group.

The aircraft’s Squadron can be indentified by their call sign letters. 426 Squadron’s letters were “OW...read more

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 Lieutenant) March 11, 2015

The Lancasters shown in the clip are the BII, with the Bristol Hercules radial engine. 300 BIIs were built by Armstrong Whitworth and were used mostly by Canadian squadrons in 6 Group.

The aircraft’s Squadron can be indentified by their call sign letters. 426 Squadron’s letters were “OW...read more

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 Lieutenant) February 13, 2015

Selected scenes from US Air Force for proj. 223-12040, ca. 1939 - ca. 1945 - WW II scenes: AVs, B-17s flying in formation over enemy terrain (numerous shots). Ints, B-17 in flight. Crewmen at their stations. AV, B-17s leaving vapor trails in the sky. AVs, flak bursts outside bomber. CU, airmen...read more

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 Lieutenant) February 07, 2015

A Focke-Wulf FW 200 Bomber attacks shipping! From the archives of the San Diego Air and Space Museum.

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