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THE B-17 FLYING FORTRESS (1986, COLOR AND BLACK AND WHITE, 45 MIN.)
Archival color and black and white film chronicling the history of the Boeing Flying Fortress from its inception and design through its early testing and manufacture to its employment in the skies over Europe, Asia, and even the Atlantic and Pacific oceans (Australian Version).
THE B-17 FLYING FORTRESS (1987, COLOR AND BLACK AND WHITE, 41 MIN.)
American English version of the above.
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: THE STORY OF THE FLYING FORTRESS (1944, B&W, 8:58)
A chronicle of an autumn 1942 8th Army Air Force mission over Europe, from the preparation of the planes straight through to return to base, including aerial footage of the bombing mission itself.
B-17: THE FLYING FORTRESS (1988, COLOR, 23 MINUTES)
A repectful tribute to the history and importance of the great iconic American bomber. aided by the insights of such men with experience of the plane as General Curtis LeMay, who commanded the US 8th Air Force bomber command that flew the B-17s over Fortress Europe during World War II, as well as Tom Landry, the coach of the Dallas Cowboys football team and a B-17 co-pilot veteran of the 8th Air Force.
B-17 FLYING FORTRESS: A TRIBUTE (1989, COLOR, 28 MINUTES)
Tom Landry, the coach of the Dallas Cowboys football team and a B-17 co-pilot veteran of the 8th Air Force who appears in the "B-17: The Flying Fortress" documentary which also in this DVD set, returns as one of an ensemble of veterans of the great armored bird of the USAAF who give their accounts of their experiences with the fortress along with a history of the plane's genesis and ultimate development.
The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress was a four-engine heavy bomber developed in the 1930s for the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC). Competing against Douglas and Martin for a contract to build 200 bombers, the Boeing entry (prototype Model 299/XB-17) outperformed both competitors and exceeded the air corps' performance specifications. Although Boeing lost the contract (to the Douglas B-18 Bolo) because the prototype crashed, the air corps ordered 13 more B-17s for further evaluation. From its introduction in 1938, the B-17 Flying Fortress evolved through numerous design advances, becoming the third-most produced bomber of all time, behind the four-engined B-24 and the multirole, twin-engined Ju 88. The B-17 was primarily employed by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) in the daylight strategic bombing campaign of World War II against German industrial and military targets. The United States Eighth Air Force, based at many airfields in central and southern England, and the Fifteenth Air Force, based in Italy, complemented the RAF Bomber Command's nighttime area bombing in the Combined Bomber Offensive to help secure air superiority over the cities, factories and battlefields of Western Europe in preparation for the invasion of France in 1944. The B-17 also participated to a lesser extent in the War in the Pacific, early in World War II, where it conducted raids against Japanese shipping and airfields. From its prewar inception, the USAAC (by June 1941, the USAAF) promoted the aircraft as a strategic weapon; it was a relatively fast, high-flying, long-range bomber with heavy defensive armament at the expense of bombload. It developed a reputation for toughness based upon stories and photos of badly damaged B-17s safely returning to base. The B-17 developed a reputation as an effective bomber, dropping more bombs than any other U.S. aircraft in World War II. Of the 1.5 million tonnes of bombs dropped on Nazi Germany and its occupied territories by U.S. aircraft, 640,000 tons were dropped from B-17s. In addition to its role as a bomber, the B-17 was also employed as a transport, antisubmarine aircraft, drone controller, and search-and-rescue aircraft. As of May 2015, ten aircraft remain airworthy, though none of them were ever flown in combat. Dozens more are in storage or on static display. The oldest of these is a D-series flown in combat in the Pacific and the Caribbean.