B-17 flying fortress by William N. Hess

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Published by Motorbooks International in Osceola, WI .

Written in English

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  • United States. Army. Air Corps.,
  • B-17 bomber.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Book details

Other titlesB-seventeen flying fortress.
StatementWilliam N. Hess.
SeriesMotorbooks International warbird history
LC ClassificationsUG1242.B6 H47 1994
The Physical Object
Pagination144 p. :
Number of Pages144
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1102465M
ISBN 100879388811
LC Control Number94027412

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