B-17B Flying Fortress bombers at Marshall Field, California, United States, early 1941

Caption   B-17B Flying Fortress bombers at Marshall Field, California, United States, early 1941 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Air Force
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 26 Jan 2009

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
3 Jul 2010 01:09:56 PM

B-17's on flight line,March field,California 1941.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
7 Aug 2010 03:03:46 PM

I remember seeing this photograph in color the B-17 in the background didn't have any checker-board design on the engine clowings, or tail stripes. It could have been a color touchup from a black and white photo. Even the clouds,were were highlighted. The caption did say: Official Photograph U.S. Air Corps
3. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
10 Aug 2010 05:15:17 PM

I did it again, mispelled "Cowling" gotta get more sleep. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. In 1940 President Roosevelt called for 50,000 airplanes a year! in 1938 the USAAC training school's graduated 750 pilots a year. Six years later the training school's would graduate 100,000 pilots, and American Industry would produce the airplanes needed. By 1945 the USAAF had 125,000 airplanes and 2,000,000 servicemen. The US Navy added another 75,000 airplanes and 1,500,000 servicemen.

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