B-17 Flying Fortress captured

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  1. pampa14

    pampa14 Regular Member

    Oct 26, 2013
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    São José, SC
    During WW2, several B-17 Flying Fortress were captured by German and Japanese forces. The first B-17 to come under Japanese control was an B-17D which was pieced together from the remnants of other destroyed B-17Ds on Clark Field in the Philippines. The same thing was done to two B-17Es on Bandung Field on Java.

    The Luftwaffe captured several dozen of Fortress and they could use as many as seven Fortress. Five of them were B-17F version and two others were B-17G planes. The following link presents a small compilation of photos of the some these planes captured in Japanese and German markings:

    Aviação em Floripa: Fortalezas Voadoras capturadas

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