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Flying Fortress

noun
1.
a heavy bomber, the B-17, with four radial piston engines, widely used over Europe and the Mediterranean by the U.S. Air Force in World War II.
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  • The Flying Fortress commander not only called the turn, but made good.

    Dave Dawson on Guadalcanal Robert Sydney Bowen
  • Because of the Flying Fortress's altitude it was no more than a pin-prick of light.

    Dave Dawson at Truk Robert Sydney Bowen
  • He had piloted a Flying Fortress in a highly successful raid over the Romanian oil fields.

    Voice from the Cave Mildred A. Wirt
  • The whole thing is a Flying Fortress, and the planes with their stays and supports look like arcades.

    The Red Battle Flyer Capt. Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen
  • He also seemed to have but one thought in his head: to keep right on thundering down and ram the Flying Fortress in midair.

    Dave Dawson on Guadalcanal Robert Sydney Bowen
  • "Good or bad, I wouldn't know," the Flying Fortress' commander said with a shrug.

    Dave Dawson on Guadalcanal Robert Sydney Bowen
  • Midway to the parking lot, Louise paused, calling attention to a Flying Fortress that was coming in against the wind.

    Voice from the Cave Mildred A. Wirt

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