The Mighty Eigth – B-17 Flying Fortress in Formation

If you love to see a B-17 Flying Fortress fly then you will surely love to see B-17 bombers of the Mighty Eight flying in formation. We searched the internet and made a compilation of most beautiful formation pictures we could find!

Color photograph of World War 2 in high definition. Three American strategic Boeing B-17E “Flying Fortress” heavy four-engine bombers in flight over the sea. [Via]

Amazing formation shot, 17 B-17s can be seen flying in close proximity [Via]


B-17 Formation 381st bomb group 533rd bomb squadron [Via]


398th Bomb Group 601st Bomb Squadron Boeing B-17G-105-BO Flying Fortress Bomber 43-39227 code 3O-S [Via]

A B-17F of the 99th Bomb Group, with the nearly frameless clear-view bombardier’s nose. [Via]

Combat boxes of 3rd Bomb Division B-17s [Via]

8 April 1945: As the war draws to a close, B-17s from the 398th BG seen heading to Neumunster, Germany.[Via]

B-17G of the 384th Bomb Group on the bomb run [Via]

B-17 of the 381st Bomb Group 535th Bomb Squadron Bomb Run Photo November 26, 1944 Hamburg [Via]

High over Germany, a flight of B-17s from the 398th BG on a bombing run to Neumunster on 8 April 1945 [Via]

Fighters weave over a formation of B-17s during a raid. [Via]

92nd BG B-17Fs at high altitude. [Via]

B-17F formation over Schweinfurt, Germany, 17 August 1943 [Via]

Boeing B-17F radar bombing through clouds: Bremen, Germany, on 13 November 1943. [Via]

Formation flying through dense flak over Merseburg, Germany [Via]

BQ-17 Flying Fortress Drones over New Mexico, April 1946. [Via]

Boeing B-17G-20-BO Flying Fortress 42-31581 „Ole Miss” 305th Bomb Group [Via]

Aerial View Boeing B-17G-30-BO Flying Fortress Bomber 42 31801 of 92nd Bomb Group [Via]

Four B-17 of the 91st Bomb Group 401st BS Kassel Mission. „Jezebel” 42-38144 and „Anxious Angel” 43-38035 [Via]

B-17 Bombers Of 452nd Bomb Group Entroute To Swinemunde 1945 [Via]

452nd Bomb Group B-17 over Berlin on March 22 1944 [Via]

B-17 of 303rd Bomb Group Over England [Via]

452nd Bomb Group B-17 Bombers Heading To Swinemunde 1945 [Via]

Boeing B-17G-15-BO Flying Fortress 42-31367 „Chow Hound” code LG-R of 91st Bomb Group 322nd Bomb Squadron over Berlin on March 8, 1944 [Via]

B-17E 41-9141 and 41-9131 [Via]

Rear Aerial View of Trio of B-17 Bombers Heading To Target [Via]

B-17 Flying Fortress Heavy Flak Fire 490th Bomb Group 8th Air Force [Via]

Aerial view of a 15th Air Force B-17 group bombing Vienna in April 1944 [Via]

8th AF B-17 Flying Fortress over Alps to Munich Railyards [Via]

B-17 Flying Fortress 8th AF in Flak Filled Sky During Berlin Raid [Via]

B-17 Flying Fortress Formation 388th and 452nd Bomb Groups 8th Air Force 42-39903 „Marjorie Ann” [Via]


Joris Nieuwint

Joris Nieuwint is a battlefield guide for the Operation Market Garden area. His primary focus is on the Allied operations from September 17th, 1944 onwards. Having lived in the Market Garden area for 25 years, he has been studying the events for nearly as long. He has a deep understanding of the history and a passion for sharing the stories of the men who are no longer with us.