The Early Chronicles!
Soon after America’s entry into World War II, Boeing developed a revolutionary four-engine heavy bomber to meet military specifications, the B-17, which eventually became known as the Flying Fortress. It was to be the weapon which the USAAF relied heavily on to press forward with its strategy of daylight, high altitude, and precision bombing unescorted, heavily armed bombers. The more powerful B-29s, better known as the Super Fortresses, later overshadowed the B-17s especially in the Pacific sector.
Witness a first-hand account of how the mighty B-17 Flying Fortress and the amazing B-29 Super Fortress gave the American Army Air Force an undeniable edge over the enemy and brought an end to a bloody six-year war by pounding the enemy into submission.