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 Lieutenant) November 01, 2016

The Me 262, however, had moderate success against the B-17 late in the war. With its usual nose-mounted armament of four MK 108 cannons, and with some examples later equipped with the R4M rocket, launched from underwing racks, it could fire from outside the range of the bombers' .50 in (12.7 mm...read more

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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). 

The B-17 was primarily employed...read more

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The first appearance of the Flying Fortress in film was a Y1B-17 in the 1938 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) production Test Pilot, although for the crash scene a Douglas DC-2 was modified to stand in for the bomber, the...read more

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The B-17 Flying Fortress, nicknamed “Sentimental Journey,” flew in the Pacific theatre during the Second World War. Of the 1.5 million tons of bombs dropped in Europe by U.S. aircraft during this time, 640,000 tons came from B-17s. The CAF describes the B-...read more

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Melvin Rector was a gunner on the famous Memphis Belle. He returned to England for a visit, the first time since he left in 1945, where he passed away aged 94 on his first day of the trip. According to...read more

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 Lieutenant) June 18, 2016

A lot of interesting scenes are showing on this footage: 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 in helmet and oxygen mask. AVs,...read more

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 Lieutenant) May 04, 2016

Footage from film "Red Tails": The Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe ("Swallow") was a German aircraft, the world's first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft. It was produced in World War II and saw action starting in 1944 as a multi-role fighter/bomber/reconnaissance/interceptor warplane for...read more

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Capt. Jerry Yellin, from Fairfield, Iowa, flew the final combat mission in World War II. He was among the WWII veterans who visited Iwo Jima for the 70th anniversary.

Listen as he tells his story. Thank you Captain Yellin!!! Your are a TRUE American Hero!!!! God Bless you and keep...read more

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 HQ Batallón) December 17, 2015
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Company Honors 'Southern Comfort' WWII Bomber Pilot. Retired Col. Thomas Barr flew the B-17 "Southern Comfort" on a number of combat missions over Europe during World War II. In 1945, Colonel Thomas J. Barr nicknamed the B-17G bomber he...read more

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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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