The B-17 Flying Fortress was famous for being able to take a lot of damage and still make it back to base. We have collected a number of incredible images of damaged B-17 Flying Fortresses that made it home.
According to the Liberty foundation, there were a total of 12,732 B-17’s that were produced between 1935 and May 1945. Of these 4,735 were lost in combat, a staggering 37%.
Each image could and should be an article in itself but wherever possible we’ve added some descriptive text.