Category Archives: B-17

The Yankee Air Museum’s B-17G “Yankee Lady”

The Yankee Air Museum’s B-17G “Yankee Lady”

History: The Yankee Lady is owned and operated by the Yankee Air Museum based at the Willow Run Airport in Belleville, MI, which is approximately 20 miles¬†west of Detroit. It was designed by Boeing and was built in 1945 by the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation in Burbank CA. It was manufactured too late to see combat… More

EAA’s Boeing B17

EAA’s Boeing B17

History: The Boeing B-17 “Flying Fortress” is a World War II bomber used primarily in Europe. B-17s from the Eighth Air Force participated in countless missions from bases in England. These missions often lasted for more than eight hours and struck at targets deep within enemy territory. Because of their long-range capability, formations of B-17s… More