WWII Wednesday: B-17 Flying Fortress

B-17 Flying Fortress on the cover of NAVY RULES
B-17 Flying Fortress on the cover of NAVY RULES

 

This fearsome bomber has the ability to spark the imagination of the most history-adverse student. Featured in the movie The Memphis Belle, the B-17 is remembered and honored not as much for its power and bombing missions over German territory during WWII, but for the unparalleled heroism of its crew. It was an easy choice for the WWII aircraft that I featured in NAVY RULES ¬†during a present-day air show. It was tough to write the emergency landing scene–even in fiction I didn’t want to harm this iconic warbird!