US Army Receives B-17 Bombers
 

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US Army Receives B-17 Bombers
(3/1/37) On March 1st, the US Army Air Corps received the first of its order of 13 B-17 bombers. These four-engine bombers could cruise at 256 mph, at an altitude of 30,000 feet. The B-17 was to be the main US strategic bomber in Europe during World War II.