Science & Nature
World War II History: B-17 Flying Fortress – Its Design and Place in WWII
The Iconic B-17 Flying Fortress arguably had more effect on winning the war against Germany than any other aircraft. Come learn of its bold design and hear the stories of its effect in the United States victory in WWII.
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Students will have the opportunity to learn about the development of the B-17, the hopes held for it and the realities it faced. We will discuss why, at first, it was thought to be so heavily armed that it needed no fighter escort. We will talk about the losses it suffered, and how it came into its own when combined with escorts. We will discuss the strategies it used to thwart air defenses and destroy targets on the ground. Most importantly we will discuss how its unique design and strategy...
Learn the place of the B-17 Flying Fortress in World War II history. Understand the details of how the B-17 achieved its reputation. Explore the experiences of the courageous B-17 crews.
I spent eight years in the United States Air Force as a radar technician. Working with the highly mobile radar of a forward air control post I traveled the world in C-130s, was buzzed by A-10s, and became proficient with various weaponry. Since the third grade I have been a student of the history of military aircraft, especially World War II fighters.
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Tory AndersonM.A -English, English Teacher, Published Author, Dad and Homeschooler of Eight
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Receiving a master’s degree in English from BYU with an emphasis in creative writing was the beginning of a lifelong love affair with all things creative: novels, plays, movies, painting, music, dance, origami, cosplay, juggling, computer games,...