The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress in Foreign Service

Jan Forsgren

A small number of Fortresses, less than one-hundred in all, were operated by a number of air arms across the world - Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Japan, Portugal, Switzerland, Taiwan, USSR, and (very briefly) Yugoslavia
Date Published :
July 2019
Publisher :
MMPBooks
Contributor(s) :
Artur Juszczak
Language:
English
Series :
White Series
Illustration :
photos, color profiles
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9788365958211
Pages : 160
Dimensions : 11.7 X 8.26 inches
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$45.00

Overview
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A small number of Fortresses, less than one-hundred in all, were operated by a number of air arms across the world - Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Japan, Portugal, Switzerland, Taiwan, USSR, and (very briefly) Yugoslavia - for a variety of purposes, including heavy strategic bombing, VIP transport, maritime reconnaissance, research and development, aerial survey, and as trans-Atlantic mail carriers. These aircraft have not received much coverage, most likely due to the fact that they only form a very small part of the rich history of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. This book, however, will concern itself with the history of these B-17s.

Book includes many unpublished photos and specially commissioned color profiles.

About The Author
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Jan Forsgren has an MA in History and is the author of five books including two in English. He has written hundreds of aviation-related articles for various aviation magazines, including 'Aeroplane', 'The Aviation Historian' and 'FlyPast'. He has also written articles on the Air Forces in Southeast Asia that are available on www.aeroflight.co.uk. For Fonthill he has written ‘Sink the Beast: the 1944 RAF Lancaster Raids’, a work on the demise of the battleship Tirpitz.

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