B-17: The Flying Fortress

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  • Shot Down: Howard Snyder, his Crew and the Susan Ruth

    This award winning documentary short is based on the award winning book SHOT DOWN: The true story of pilot Howard Snyder and the crew of the B-17 Susan Ruth written by Steve Snyder. After being shot down by by German fighters over occupied Belgium on February 8, 1944, Steve's father Howard was mi...

  • The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress

    The story of a Flying Fortress is a 1944 documentary film which provides an account of the final mission of the crew of the Memphis Belle, a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. In May 1943 it became the third U.S. Army Air Forces heavy bomber to complete 25 missions over Europe, but the first to return ...

  • 5 Things You Never Knew About the B-17 Flying Fortress

  • 12:15 Sunday - Short Film Documentary

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    January 1945 - With his plane falling from the sky, B-17 navigator John Jenkins parachuted down onto Nazi Germany farmland.  He was alone in the cold with no food or water. With no immediate aid, his chances of escaping back to Ally territory appeared grim.  In this documentary, John retells the ...

  • The Best Nose Art of WW2 - Episode 1

    In this series Nose Art Stories (Episode 1), we will be looking at some of the best aircraft nose art from World War II and telling their incredible stories. In this first episode, we will cover "The Blond Angel", "Little Lady", "Big Dick", "In the Mood", and "Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby".

  • The Best Nose Art of WW2 - Episode 2