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B-17G Flying Fortress 'Sally B' Giclée Art Print

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High quality art print of a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, an American heavy bomber known for its role in the World War Two. Produced from 1936, more than 12,000 Flying Fortress bombers were built; the B-17G variant depicted in this illustration made up the majority of these, with 8,680 built from August 1943 onwards.

The B-17 Flying Fortress was primarily operated by the United States Army Air Force (USAAF), in particular the Eighth Air Force flying from Britain, and the Fifteenth Air Force operating out of Italy. It served a key role in the strategic bombing of Germany from 1943, and in the invasion of France in 1944.

This B-17 Flying Fortress art print depicts 'Sally B,' a B-17G delivered to the USAAF in June 1945, too late to see combat in World War Two. After a spell as a trainer aircraft, Sally B would be brought to the United Kingdom in 1975 and restored to wartime condition, and can now be seen at the Imperial War Museum Duxford. The only airworthy Flying Fortress left in Europe, Sally B has made several appearances in movies, including 1990's Memphis Belle - to this day, Sally B bears Memphis Belle's livery in places, as depicted here.

This illustration by Rob Wisdom is a high-quality Giclée art print on cotton-rich fine art paper.

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