Spearhead of the US 8th Air Force's daylight bomber offensive over Germany and rth-west Europe in the Second World War, the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress has become one of the most famous and best-kwn bomber aircraft of all time. The B-17 is the latest classic aircraft to receive the Haynes Manual treatment, with French-owned and operated B-17G Pink Lady and the Imperial War Museum's B-17G Mary Alice providing this manual's centrepieces. Author Graeme Douglas gives a full insight into owning, servicing and flying the USAAF's formidable Second World War bomber.
Graeme Douglas has almost 30 years of experience working on the B-17. He spent 15 years as a part-time volunteer restoring B-17 Mary Alice at Duxford, and later as ground crew on the privately-owned B-17 Sally B.