The Bomber

The Bomber Milwaukie Oregon


Stock #: 352401
Type: Postcard
Era: Chrome
City: Milwaukie
State: Oregon (OR)
County: Clackamas,Multnomah
Publisher: Dexter Press Inc.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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Never in the history of man did a nation demand so much of a single weapon of war; as America demanded of the B17. This famous Bomber of World War II had a gross weight of 32 ton, 10 crew members, and a gasoline capacity in excess of 3000 gallons. The wing span is 105 feet and 75 feet in length. It cost the government approximately $500,000.00. Many B17s are still in peace time use. But here are a few of their famous wartime sisters, which will never be forgotten. the Suzy Q flew more long range bombing missions against the Japanese than any other plane. The Werewolf came home on one engine after losing the other three over Brest. Flaming Jenny came home with over 2000 bullet holes and on fire from nose to tail and Colin Kelly sank the Japanese battleship Haruna in a flying fortress. This B17 is placed here as a momento to the passing era of the propeller driven airplane