Boeing B-17F Alabama Exterminator II

Boeing B-17F Alabama Exterminator II

B-17F Alabama Exterminator II served with the 97th Bombardment Group, the 92nd Bombardment Group and as a ferry navigation aircraft with the 384th Bombardment Group.

Many thanks to Pen & Sword for providing us with this picture.

US Eighth Air Force in Europe: Eager Eagles 1941-Summer 1943, Martin W. Bowman. A good oral history of the first two years of the Eighth Air Force, from the attack on Pearl Harbor and the formation of the Eighth to July 1943 and Blitz Week. This is the period of early escorted raids and the first raids into Germany, ending before the famous costly raids that proved the need for long range fighters. [read full review]
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (18 June 2013), Boeing B-17F Alabama Exterminator II , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_B-17F_alabama_exterminator_II.html

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