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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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U.S. Army Air Force Lt. Robert L. Hite, blindfolded by his captors, is led from a Japanese transport plane after he and the other seven flyers were flown from Shanghai to Tokyo. Hite was co-pilot of crew 16 (B-25B s/n 40-2268 Bat out of Hell, 34th Bomb Squadron) of the "Doolittle Raiders"....read more

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Maynard H. Smith, nicknamed Snuffy Smith, was a US Army Air Forces Staff Sergeant and gunner aboard a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber assigned to the 423d Bombardment  Squadron, 306th Bomb Group in World War II, who received 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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 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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The New Guinea campaign (1942–1945) was one of the major military campaigns of World War II. Approximately 216,000 Japanese, Australian, and US servicemen died. New Guinea was strategically important because it was a major landmass to the immediate...read more

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Rare footage of the Nagasaki nuclear bombing that ended WW2. Footage shows preparation, flight, and actual bombing.

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The P-51 Mustang and the men that flew them saved lives in the skies and on the ground. The P-51 Mustang was a solution to the clear need for an effective bomber escort. The Mustang was at least as simple as other aircraft of its era. It used a common, reliable...read more

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Thank you for preserving history for the younger generation to be able to reflect on and see what caliber of men & women we were so blessed with in that era. Oral histories are very important, especially as these WWII vets are no longer young men. This is an outstanding video, God...read more

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William R. White, a former member of the famed squadron of African American pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen, died on July 26 at his home in Smithfield. He was 88. "My job was to service the planes to keep them in the air," White said in 2013. ...read more

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