A B-17 Sunrise

aprilann

Joined August 2011

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Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress captured with my Canon Rebel T3i 600D at Grayson County Airport (formerly Perrin Airforce Base) in Sherman, Texas, USA at sunrise.
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The B-17 was primarily employed by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) in the daylight precision strategic bombing campaign of World War II against German industrial and military targets. The United States Eighth Air Force based at many airfields in southern England, such as Thorpe Abbotts airfield and the Fifteenth Air Force based in Italy – with many units stationed at the existing bases surrounding Foggia – complemented the RAF Bomber Command’s nighttime area bombing in Operation Pointblank to help secure air superiority over the cities, factories and battlefields of Western Europe in preparation for Operation Overlord.4 The B-17 also participated to a lesser extent in the War in the Pacific where it conducted raids against Japanese shipping and airfields.

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