1943 Restricted "Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions for B-17F & G & British Model Fortress"
ARTIFACT: This is a restricted United States Army Air Forces publication entitled "Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions for Army Models B-17F and G British Model Fortress II". The original Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" was a bomber developed before the war for the USAAC, and eventually were used to aid the British Bomber Command. This book was published in 1943. It has several photographs, illustrations and some fold-out diagrams, all with information on the nuts and bolts of manning this aircraft.
VINTAGE: Published August (revised October) 1943.
SIZE: 104 pages (last 5 pages missing) including photographs and illustrations. Approximately 10-7/8"e; in height and 8-1/2" in width.
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Paper.
ATTACHMENT: Stapled in one corner: punched for three-hole binding.
MARKINGS: AN 01-20EF-1 A.F. NO. 2099C Central Press Inc. Marion, Indiana March 1944-6,000 August 1, 1943 Revised October 1, 1943.
ITEM NOTES: This is from a United States Army Air Forces collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VDJX03 LAGEX7/13
CONDITION: 6- (Fine): The book has some medium wear and some small spots of minor discoloration; the last five pages are not present.
GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.