|Title||Boeing bomber B-17E in flight, 1941 |
|Caption||The bomber went from design to flight test in just 12 months. Making its first flight on July 28, 1935, it was Boeing's first military aircraft with a flight deck instead of an open cockpit and was armed with bombs and five.30-caliber machine guns. Boeing plants built 6, 981 of more than 12, 000 B-17's delivered during World War II. The Fortresses were legendary for bringing their crews home safely even when damaged. |
|Notes||B-17 Bomber also known as Boeing B-17 and Flying Fortress [note from the Library of Congress Authority File].|
Handwritten on sleeve: AIRPLANES, Boeing Flying Fortress (B-17E).
Caption information source: P-I research files, www.boeing.com
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): September 8, 1941.
|Subjects||B-17 Bomber--Washington (State); Bombers--Washington (State) |
|Places||United States--Washington (State) |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.186 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 acetate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |