This book tells the story of the famous B-17 in post-war services, and delivers the complete history of each of the surviving 43 Flying Fortresses left today. Chapters chronicle the B-17's military use in tests and transport, and civil use in films, as air tankers, and in other more unusual assignments. Packed with information and photographs, plus eight detailed appendices. Completely revised and updated with new information and photos.
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This is a fascinating book that takes the Fort into roles for which it was never designed: Gun-running, fire bombing, illegal missions, CIA deceptiveness, bug spraying, etc....the book is an absolute must for anyone interested in the B-17 or the Warbirds movement. --Air Classics
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