The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Library
The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
Birdsall, Steve The B-17 Flying Fortress Dallas, TX: Morgan Aviation Books, 1965. "Famous Aircraft" series.
Birdsall, Steve B-17 In Action Warren, MI: Squadron/Signal Publications, 1973.
Birdsall, Steve, et al. Winged Majesty: The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress in War and Peace Tacoma, WA: Bomber Books, 1980.
Birdsall, Steve, et al. Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress: Warbirds Worldwide Special Edition London: Warbirds Worldwide Limited. Birdsall, Steve Pride of Seattle: The Story of the First 300
B-17Fs Carrollton, TX: Squadron/Signal Publications, 1998.
Bowers, Peter M. Fortress In The Sky Granada Hills, CA: Sentry Books, 1976.
Bowers, Peter M. 50th Anniversary Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress 1935-1985 Seattle, WA: Museum of Flight, 1985.
Bowman, Martin Flying To Glory: B-17 Flying Fortress in War and Peace Somerset, England: Patrick Stephens Limited, 1992.
Bowman, Martin W. Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Wiltshire, England: The Crowood Press, September 1998. "Crowood Aviation Series".
Caidin, Martin Flying Forts New York: Meredith Press, 1968.
Collison, Thomas Flying Fortress: The Story of the Boeing Bomber New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1943.
Davis, Larry, B-17 In Action Carrollton, TX: Squadron/Signal, 1984.
Ethell, Jeffrey B-17 Flying Fortress New York: Sterling Publishing Company, 1986. "Warbirds Illustrated" series.
Ethell, Jeff B-17 Flying Fortress Osceola, WI: Motorbooks International, 1995. "Enthusiast Color Series" .
Freeman, Roger A. and Watanabe, Rikyu B-17 Flying Fortress New York: Crown Publishers, 1983.
Freeman, Roger A. B-17 Fortress At War London: Ian Allan, 1977.
Freeman, Roger A. Profile 205: Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Berkshire, England: Profile Publications.
Freeman, Roger A. Combat Profile: B-17G Flying Fortress in World War 2 Osceola, WI: Motorbooks International, 1990.
Freeman, Roger A. with Osborne, David The B-17 Flying Fortress Story: Design - Production - History New York: Sterling Publishing Company, August 1998.
Hess, William B-17 Flying Fortress New York: Ballantine Books, 1974. "Ballantine's Illustrated History of the Violent Century" series.
Hess, William N. B-17 Flying Fortress Osceola, WI: Motorbooks International, 1994. "Warbird History" series.
Jablonski, Edward, Flying Fortress New York: Doubleday and Company, 1965.
Jarvis, Robert F., and Freudenberger, Mary Earle (Editors), Air Combat Special: The Boeing B-17G Rockaway, NJ: Eagle Aviation Enterprises, 1971.
Johnsen, Frederick A. and Boyne, Walter J. B-17 Flying Fortress: The Symbol of Second World War Air Power New York: McGraw-Hill, 2000.
Johnsen, Frederick A. Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Specialty Press, 1997. "Warbird Tech Series".
McDowell, Ernest R. Flying Fortress: The Boeing B-17 Carrollton, TX: Squadron/Signal Publications, 1987.
O'Leary, Michael B-17 Flying Fortress: A Bombing Legend Osceola, WI: Motorbooks International, 1992.
O'Leary, Michael B-17 Flying Fortress London: Osprey, December 1998. "Production Line to Frontline" series.
Richardson, Doug Classic Warplanes: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress London: Salamander Books, 1991.
Scutts, Jerry B-17 Flying Fortress: Classic Aircraft, Their history and how to model them Cambridge, England: Patrick Stephens.
Thompson, Charles The Boeing B-17E & F Flying Fortress Leatherhead, England: Profile Publications, 1966.
Willmott, H. P. B-17 Flying Fortress London: Bison Books, 1980.
Andrews, Paul M. We're Poor Little Lambs The Foxfall Press, 1995. Last mission of 100th Group's 42-5864 Piccadilly Lily, lost Bremen, October 8, 1943.
Birdsall, Steve and Freeman, Roger A. Claims To Fame: The B-17 Flying Fortress New York: Sterling, 1994.
Brownstein, Herbert S. The Swoose: Odyssey of a B-17 Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1993.
Duerksen, Menno The Memphis Belle: Home At Last Memphis, TN: Castle Books, 1987.
Ellis, Ken (Editor) Sally B: A Very Special Lady Leicester, England: Midland Publishing, 1992.
Hardison, Priscilla The Suzy-Q Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1943.
McCarter, Charles R. Day's Pay Shelby, MT: Privately Published, 1992. The story of 43-38223 of the 493rd Bomb Group, "bought" by the citizens of Richland, Washington.
Patterson, Dan and Merva, George Shoo Shoo Baby: A Lucky Lady of the Sky Dayton, OH: Patterson Productions, 1988.
White, William L. Queens Die Proudly New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1943.
Combat Crew Memoirs
Ackley, Douglas 27 And A Half Missions In The 15th AF New York: Vantage, 1997. Ackley was shot down in 463rd Bomb Group's 42-31817 Hairless Joe on June 5, 1944.
Armstrong, Roger W. U.S.A., The Hard Way: An Autobiography of a B-17 Crew Member Orange County, CA: Quail House Publishing Company, 1991. Armstrong was shot down in 91st Bomb Group's 44-6093, U.S.A. The Hard Way.
Bendiner, Elmer The Fall of Fortresses New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1980. Navigator on 379th Group's 42-29896 Tondelayo.
Benham, Earl With Crew 13 Phoenix, AZ: Private Printing, 1990. Memoirs of a radio operator on the crew of the 100th Bomb Group's 42-3413 Hard Luck.
Bennett, John Mirza Letters From England San Antonio, TX: Private Printing, 1945. John Bennett commanded the 349th Bomb Squadron and later the 100th Bomb Group.
Birdsong, G. P. Jr., Stormy Weather a B-17, The Royal Air Force Affair and The Delta Rebel No. 2 Dublin, CA: Hambleden Publishing, 1988. Memories of flamboyant 91st Bomb Group pilot.
Bloyd, Dean M. Flak at 12 O'Clock Lincoln, NE: iUniverse.com, 2001. Memories of a co-pilot with the 487th Bomb Group during the last six months of the war.
Brenneman, Marcia Walter: An Airman's Life Goshen, IN: M. Brenneman, 1989. Lt Walter K. Brenneman was pilot of the 65th Bomb Squadron's 41-2634, Missing In Action on August 3, 1943 .
Brown, James Good The Mighty Men of the 381st, Heroes All:A Chaplain's Inside Story of the Men of the 381st. Bomber Group Salt Lake city, UT: Publishers Press, 1986.
Byers, Roland O. (Editor) Black Puff Polly: and Other Flights to Eternity Moscow, ID: Pawpaw Press, 1991. The 457th Bomb Group.
Carre, Ray Maximum Effort Burbank, CA: National Literary Guild, 1984.
Carroll, James G., Sopac Holiday Martinez, CA: James G. Carroll, 1986. Diary of 5th Bomb Group pilot of 41-9124 Buzz King.
Cassens, Kenneth H. Screwball Express: A Meaningful Tribute to the 8AF, the 379BG and the "Screwball Express" Paducah, KY: Turner Publishing Company, 1992. "Authentic biography" of 379th Bomb Group B-17G 42-97128.
Cline, A. G. (Jack) As I Remember It: An Informal History of a B-17 Pilot Stationed in North Africa & Italy During WWII Davenport, IA: A. G. and M. J. Cline, 1997.
Comer, John Combat Crew New York: William Morrison, 1988.
Crawford, Capt. William Jr., as told to Saucier, Ted Gore and Glory Philadelphia: David McKay Company, 1944. Stories of the 43rd Bomb Group, some journalistic license taken.
Crosby, Harry H. A Wing and a Prayer: The "Bloody 100th" Bomb Group of the U.S. Eighth Air Force in Action over Europe in World War II New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1993.
David, Clayton C. They Helped Me Escape: From Amsterdam to Gibraltar in 1944 Manhattan, KS: Sunflower University Press, 1988. Co-pilot who bailed out of 303rd Bomb Group's 42-29524 Meat Hound on January 11, 1944.
Davison, Ralph My Excursions From Podington St Louis, MO: 92BG, 1/11 CCRC Memorial Corp. Story of a 92nd Group navigator.
Dedmon, Emmett Duty To Live New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1946. Memoirs of a B-17 navigator shot down and a POW in Germany.
Dunbar, John Escape Through the Pyrenees New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1955. A B-17 bombardier's escape from France to neutral Spain.
Feider, Leo J. 35 Missions with the 384th Bomb Group St Paul, MN: Privately Printed.
Fleming, Samuel P. as told to Hall, Ed Y. Flying With The Hell's Angels Spartenburg, SC: The Honoribus Press, 1991. Navigator with 360th Bomb Squadron, 303rd Bomb Group.
Fletcher, Eugene Fletcher's Gang: A B-17 Crew In Europe, 1944-1945 Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 1988. Story of a 96th Bomb Group crew's 35 missions.
Fletcher, Eugene The Lucky Bastard Club: A B-17 Pilot in Training and in Combat 1943-45 Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 1993. [N.B. This book incorporates Fletcher's Gang.]
Frankhouser, Bill World War II Odyssey: Pennsylvania Dutch Farm Boy Becomes 8th AF Navigator Bedford, VA: Hamilton's, 1997. Frankhouser flew with the 398th Bomb Group.
Fyler, Carl Staying Alive: A B-17 Pilot's Experiences Flying Unescorted Bomber Missions . . . Leavenworth, KS: J. H. Johnston, 1995.
Giering, Major Edward J., U.S. Army (Ret) B-17 Bomber Crew Diary Manhattan,KS: Sunflower University Press, 1985.
Goodman, Cindy and Riddling, Jan The Forgotten Man: The Mechanic Rockford, IL: Ken Lemmons, 1999. The memories of Kenneth A. Lemmons, one of the first crew chiefs with the 100th Bomb Group.
Hand, Robert A. The Last Raid 303rd Bomb Group Berlin on February 3, 1945 and other stories.
Hawkins, Ian L. (Editor) B-17s Over Berlin: Personal Stories from the 95th Bomb Group (H) Washington: Brassey's, 1995.
Hinrichs, Edward (Editor) Stories of the 452nd Bomb Group Forest Lake, MN: E. Hinrichs, 1995.
Hopewell, Clifford Combine 13 Dallas, TX: Merrimore Press, 1990. Experiences of a B-17 navigator in Stalag Luft III.
Howell, Forrest W. Whispers of Death - Yankee Kriegies Moore Haven, FL: Rainbow Books, 1985. Story of radio operator shot down in 303rd Bomb Group's 42-102432 Tiny Angel.
Kennedy, Chester C. The Way It Was, I Think 1922-1945 Conway, AR: Dr. Chester Kennedy. Story of 43rd Bomb Group pilot.
Kogel, Fred Countdown: 35 Daylight Missions Against Nazi Germany Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1990.
Lembke, Bud Ups & Downs in a Flying Fortress: "Were Those Trips Necessary" Pulse Press, 1997.
McCarthy, David A. Fear No More: A B-17 Navigator's Journey Pittsburgh: Cottage Wordsmiths/DAMBooks, 1991.
McGarry, James M. In and Above the Olive Groves: The Personal Remembrances of a World War II B-17 Pilot Albany, NY: Privately Printed, 1995. James McGarry flew 29 missions with the 301st Bomb Group.
McGuire, Melvin W. and Hadley, Robert Bloody Skies: A 15th AAF B-17 Crew: How They Lived and Died Las Cruces, NM: Yucca Tree Press, 1993. McGuire was an armorer-gunner-togglier with 20th Bomb Squadron, 2nd Bomb Group in August 1944.
Menzel, George Portrait of a Flying Lady Paducah, KY: Turner, 1994. Crew of 401st Group's 44-6508 Maiden U.S.A., court-martialed in Russia.
Morse, R. B. Wings of Redemption 385th Bomb Group.
Muirhead, John Those Who Fall New York: Random House, 1986. Pilot of 301st Bomb Group's 42-37813, shot down by fighters on June 23, 1944.
Murphy, James T., with Feuer, A. B. Skip Bombing Westport, CN: Praeger, 1993. Story of 63rd Bomb Squadron B-17 pilot.
Novey, Jack The Cold Blue Sky: A B-17 Gunner in World War Two Charlottesville, VA: Howell Press, 1997. 96th Bomb Group.
O'Neill, Brian D. Half a Wing, Three Engines and a Prayer Blue Ridge Summit, PA: TAB Books, 1989. The 303rd Bomb Group, focusing on Lt Robert J. Hullar's crew.
O'Hearn, Robert E. In My Book You're All Heroes [U.S.A.]: R. E. O'Hearn, 1984.
Parsons, John R., The Best Seat In The House , Lafayette, IN: Private Printing, 1998. Parsons flew with the 91st Bomb Group.
Peaslee, Budd J. Heritage of Valor: The Eighth Air Force in World War II New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1963. Peaslee commanded the 384th Bomb Group.
Penry, Jerry The Sunrise Serenade: A World War II Bomber Crew Story Milford, NE: Blue Mound Press, 2000. Story of an original 452nd Bomb Group B-17 and its crew.
Perry, Richard H. (Editor) The 390th Bomb Group Anthology Tucson, AZ: 390th Memorial Museum Foundation, 1983.
Perry, Richard H. (Editor) The 390th Bomb Group Anthology Vol 2 Tucson, AZ: 390th Memorial Museum Foundation, 1985.
Peterson, Ralph A. Fly A Big Tin Bird Athens, MI: Tin Bird, 1999. Story of a 379th Bomb Group pilot in 1945.
Poulton, Rex Old Faithful: A Flying Fortress.
Prewit, John The Lucky Bastard: An Autobiography Bellevue, WA: John Prewit, 1983. Story of a 452nd Group bombardier.
Pungercar, Michael The Promise Kept Denver, CO: Outskirts Press, 2011, Written tale of the author's father's tour of duty with the "Mighty Eighth"
Rawlings, Barney Off We Went: Into the Wild Blue Yonder Washington: Morgan Printers, 1994. Rawlings was co-pilot of the 303rd Bomb Group's 42-39876 G.I. Sheets, shot down January 29, 1944.
Reynolds, Quentin 70,000 To 1 New York: Random House, 1946. Survival story of 43rd Bomb Group gunner M/Sgt Gordon Manuel, shot down over Rabaul on May 21, 1943 in 41-9244 Honi Kuu Okole .
Richards, Willard Fear, Faith, Courage: A Love Story Strasburg, OH: Gordon Printing, 1993. Story of a 385th Group waist gunner.
Smallwood, J. W. Tomlin's Crew: A Bombardier's Story Manhattan, KS: Sunflower University Press, 1992.
Smith, Ben, Jr., Chick's Crew: A Tale of the Eighth Air Force World War II Waycross, GA: Ben Smith Jr., 1978. Smith was a radio operator in 427th Bomb Squadron, 303rd Bomb Group.
Smith, Dale Screaming Eagle: Memoirs of a B-17 Group Commander Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1990. Smith commanded the 384th Bomb Group.
Smith, Truman The Wrong Stuff : The Adventures and Mis-Adventures of an 8th Air Force Aviator St Petersburg, FL: Southern Heritage Press, 1997. Smith flew 35 missions with 385th Group.
Stiles, Bert Serenade to the Big Bird New York: Norton , 1952.
Stone, Ken (Editor) Triumphant We Fly 381st Bomb Group anthology.
Streitfeld, Leonard Hell From Heaven: Memoirs of a World War II, B-17 Bombardier Egg Harbor City, NJ: Laureate Press, 1994.
Thomas, Rowan T. Born In Battle Philadelphia: John C. Winston, 1944. Pilot's experiences in India, Greece, North Africa and Italy.
Varian, Horace The Bloody Hundredth: Missions and Memories of a World War II Bomb Group, 100th Bomb Group Ass'n, 1979.
Wallace, Jackson S. Death of a B-17 The 91st Bomb Group's Keystone Mama 42-97455.
Welch, John F. (Editor) Dead Engine Kids: World War II Diary of John J. Briol Rapid City, SD: Silver Wings Aviation, 1993. Briol was a 457th Bomb Group ball turret gunner.
Wood, W. Raymond Or Go Down In Flame: A Navigator's Death Over Schweinfurt New York: Sarpedon Publishers, 1993. Navigator Lt Elbert S. Wood, Jr. was killed in action in the 306th Bomb Group's 42-30199 The Wicked WAAC on October 14, 1943.
Amos, Robert F., et al. Defenders of Liberty: Second Bombardment Group/Wing 1918-1994 Paducah, KY: Turner, 1996.
Andrews, Roland A. 486th Bomb Group Sudbury Suffolk 1944-45: The Threads of Yesterday.
Barnes, Marvin E. 452nd Bombardment Group Charlotte, NC: Delmar Printing Company, 1980.
Blakebrough, Ken The Fireball Outfit: The 457th Bombardment Group in the Skies Over Europe Fallbrook, CA: Aero, 1968.
Bove, Arthur Philip First Over Germany: A Story of the 306th Bombardment Group San Angelo, TX: Newsfoto Publishing Company, 1946.
Briggs, Homer and Bass, James L. (Compilers) Fait Accompli: The Fireball Outfit, A Historical Account of the 457th Bomb Group (H) Carthage, TN: JLB Publications, 1995.
Berndt, Jule An 8th Air Force Diary: 490th Bomb Group River Falls, WI: J. Berndt, 1992.
Byers, Roland O. Flak Dodger: A Story of the 457th Bomb Group, 1943-1945, 8th AAF Moscow, ID: Pawpaw Press, 1985.
Callahan, John F. (Managing Editor) Contrails: My War Record
New York: John E. Callahan Associates, 1947. History of 100th Bomb Group and supporting units.
Cassidy, Carl B. Allyn's Irish Orphans Lime Springs, IA: Carl Cassidy, 1946. History of 775th Bomb Squadron, 463rd Bomb Group.
Closeway, Captain Gordon R., (Editor) Pictorial Record of the 401st Bomb Group San Angelo, TX: Newsfoto, 1946.
Craven, John (Editor) 305th In Action: An Anthology Burleson, TX: 305th Bombardment Group (H) Memorial Association, 1990.
Doherty, Robert E. and Ward, Geoffrey D. Snetterton Falcons: The 96th Bomb Group in World War 2 Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing Company, 1989.
Dorr, Robert F. 7th Bombardment Group/Wing 1918-1995 Paducah, KY: Turner, 1996.
Drain, Richard E. The Diamondbacks: The History of the 99th Bomb Group, Paducah, KY: Turner Publishing Company, May 1998.
Dwyer, S/Sgt John P., (Editor) The 95th Bombardment Group (H), United States Army Air Forces Cincinatti, OH: A. H. Pugh Printing Company, 1945.
Epperson, William B. and Yudain, Bernie, (Editors) 483rd Bombardment Group (H), Italy, 1944-45 Rome: "Novissima", 1945.
Freeny, Sgt William A., The First 300: Hell's Angels, 303rd Bombardment Group (H) London: B. T. Batsford, 1944.
Gobrecht, Harry D. Might In Flight: Daily Diary of the Eighth Air Force's Hell's Angels 303rd Bombardment Group (H) San Clemente, CA: The 303rd Bombardment Group (H) Association, Inc., 1993.
Gulley, Thomas F., et al. The Hour Has Come: The 97th Bomb Group in World War II Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing Company, 1993.
Grimm, Jacob L. Heroes of the 483rd: Crew Histories of a Much Decorated B-17 Bomber Group During World War II 483rd Bombardment Group (H) Association, [Private Printing], 1997.
Harris, Peter and Harbour, Ken The 351st Bomb Group in W.W. II St Petersburg, FL: Byron Kennedy and Company, 1980.
Havelaar, Marion H. and Hess, William N. The Ragged Irregulars of Bassingbourn: The 91st Bomb Group in World War II Atglen, PA: Schiffer, 1995.
Herman, Leonard W. (Project Coordinator) Courage Honor Victory: Operational Record of the 95th Bomb Group (H) Bellevue, WA: 95th Bomb Group (H) Association, 1987.
Huntzinger, Edward J. The History of the 388th Bomb Group San Angelo, TX: Newsfoto Yearbooks, 1973 (Reprint of 1946 book).
Huntzinger, Edward J. The 388th At War San Angelo, TX: Newsfoto Yearbooks, 1979.
Leonard, Marston S. 385th Bomb Group San Angelo, TX: Newsfoto.
Le Strange, Richard, assisted by Brown, James R. Century Bombers: The Story of the Bloody Hundredth Thorpe Abbotts, England: 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum, 1989.
McAllister, Walter L. 34th BG(H) 1941-1945 Paducah, KY: Turner, 1988.
MacKay, Ron 381st Bomb Group Carrollton, TX: Squadron/Signal, 1994.
MacKay, Ron Ridgewell's Flying Fortresses: The 381st Bombardment Group (H) in World War II Atglen, PA: Schiffer, 2000.
Milliken, Major Albert E. (Editor) The Story of the 390th Bombardment Group (H) New York: Eilert Print Company, 1947.
Nilsson, John R. The Story of the Century Beverly Hills, CA: John R. Nilsson, 1946. Vivid stories of the 100th Bomb Group.
Ostrom, Allen (Editor) 398th Bomb Group Remembrances Seattle, WA: 398th Bomb Group Memorial Association, 1988.
Owens, Walter E. As Briefed: A Family History of the 384th
Bombardment Group New York: Edward Stern & Co., 1946.
Owens, Walter E. As Briefed: An Addendum 384 Bomb Group Inc., 1974.
Richards, Charles The Second Was First Bend, OR: Maverick Publishing Inc, 1999. A history of the 2nd Bomb Group.
Robb, Captain Derwyn D. Shades of Kimbolton: A Narrative of the 379th Bomb Group (H) San Angelo, TX: Newsfoto, 1946. Reprinted 1981.
Sheridan, Jack Walrath They Never Had It So Good: The Personal, Unofficial History of the 350th Bombardment Squadron (H), USAAF, 1942-1945 San Francisco: Stark-Raith Printing Company, 1946.
Shields, Doyle History of the 447th Bomb Group, 1996.
Slater, Harry E. Lingering Contrails of the Big Square A Nashville, TN: 94th Bomb Group Memorial Association, 1980.
Sloan, John S. The Route As Briefed Cleveland, OH: Argus Press, 1946. History of 92nd bomb Group, reprinted 1976.
Smith, Edwin S. The History of the Army Air Forces 34 BG(H) Nashville, TN: The Battery Press, 1981. Reprint.
Snyder, Allen E. 95th B-17 Bomb Group .
Stern, Donald E. 483rd Bomb Group (H) Paducah, KY: Turner, 1994.
Strong, Russell A. First Over Germany Winston-Salem, NC: Hunter Publishing Company, 1982. History of the 306th Bomb Group.
Surridge, Capt Estley K. and Dooley, Capt Edward C., Editors, The Pictorial History of the 447th Bombardment Group (H) San Angelo,TX: Newsfoto, 1946.
Thom, Walter W. The Brotherhood of Courage New York: 305th BGMA, 1986. History of the 305th Bomb Group.
Varnedoe, W. W. A New History of the 385BG (H) St Petersburg, FL: Southern Heritage Press, 1995.
Ward, Geoff and Doherty, R. Snetterton Falcons II: In the Nest and On the Wing Pictorial supplementary history of 96th Bomb Group.
Warner, John S. 390th Bomb Group: 50th Anniversary Commemorative History Paducah, KY: Turner, 1994.
Werrell, Kenneth P. Who Fears? The 301st In War and Peace 1942-1979 Dallas, TX: Taylor, 1991.
Wood, Richard A., and Bee, Robert S. War Stories of the O & W : History of the 486th Bomb Group (Heavy) Serving With the 8th AF, 1944-1945 Columbus, OH: RSB Publications, 1996.
The History of the Army Air Force 34th Bomb Group (H) San Angelo, TX: Newsfoto, 1947.
Down Under Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1945. 43rd Bomb Group pictorial history, no captions, censored photos.
The History of the 388th Bomb Group San Angelo, TX: Newsfoto, 1946.
The History of the 398th Bombardment Group (H) San Angelo, TX: Newsfoto, 1946.
The History of the 487th Bombardment Group: 22 September, 1943 to 7 November, 1945 San Angelo, TX: Newsfoto, 1946.
493rd Bombardment Group: A Pictorial Review of operations in the ETO San Angelo, TX: Newsfoto, 1946.
100 Missions San Angelo, TX: Newsfoto, 1946. 93rd Combat Bomb Wing history.
Memorable B-17 Missions
Caidin, Martin Black Thursday New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1961 . Schweinfurt, October 14, 1943.
De Jong, Ivo M. Mission 85: a milk run that turned sour Groesbeek, Holland: Liberation Museum 1944, 1998. The 8th Air Force B-17 mission of August 19, 1943.
Ethell, Jeffrey and Price, Alfred, Target Berlin Mission 250: 6 March 1944 New York: Jane's Publishing Inc., 1981.
Evans, Bradford A. The Bombing of Monte Cassino Monte Cassino, Italy: Pubblicazioni Cassinesi, 1988. Evans flew with the 2nd Bomb Group and led the February 15, 1944 Monte Cassino mission.
Hawkins, Ian L. Munster: The Way It Was Anaheim, CA: Robinson Typographics, 1984. The story of the October 10, 1943 mission.
Jablonski, Edward, Double Strike New York: Doubleday and Company, 1974. The August 17, 1943 Schweinfurt/Regensburg mission.
Kuhl, George C. Wrong Place! Wrong Time: The 305BG and the 2nd Schweinfurt Raid Oct 14, 1943 Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 1993.
Middlebrook, Martin M. The Schweinfurt-Regensburg Mission: American Raids on 17 August 1943 London: Allen Lane, 1983.
School , Rick and Rogers, Jeff Valor at Polebrook: The Last Flight of Ten Horsepower Kimberly, WI: Crossroads, 1999. Story of the 351st Bomb Group's 42-31763 and her crew.
Andrews, Paul M. Bits & Pieces of the Mighty Eighth Air Force Savannah, GA: Eighth Air Force Museum Foundation, 1995.
Birdsall, Steve Hell's Angels Canoga Park, CA: Grenadier Books, 1969.
Birdsall, Steve Fighting Colors: B-17 Flying Fortress in Color Carrollton, TX: Squadron/Signal, 1986.
Bishop, Cliff T. Fortresses of the Big Triangle First Bishops Stortford, England: East Anglia Books, 1986.
Bowden, Ray Plane Names & Fancy Noses London: Design Oracle, 1993. Aircraft of the 91st Bomb Group.
Bowman, Martin W. B-17 Flying Fortress Units of the Eighth Air Force (Part 1) London: Osprey, 2000. "Combat Aircraft" series.
Bowman, Martin W. Castles In The Air: The story of the B-17 Flying Fortress crews of the US 8th Air Force Cambridge,
England: Patrick Stephens, 1984.
Caidin, Martin Everything But The Flak New York: Meredith Press, 1964. Flying three B-17s to England for the making of the movie The War Lover.
Campbell, John M. and Donna B-17 Flying Fortress Nose Art Gallery Osceola, WI: Motorbooks International, 1993.
Drain, Richard E. 5th Bomb Wing: History of Aircraft Assigned Springfield, OH: Richard E. Drain, 1990.
Drain, Richard E. 390th Bomb Group: History of Aircraft Assigned Springfield, OH: Richard E. Drain, 1993.
Drendel, Lou Walk Around: B-17 Flying Fortress Carrollton, TX: Squadron, November 1998. "Walk Around" series.
Freeman, Roger A. Camouflage & Markings No 13: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress U.S.A.A.C. & A.A.F, 1937-1945, London: Ducimus Books, 1971.
Hinrichs, Edward (Compiler) Missing Planes of the 452nd Bomb Group Forest Lake, MN: E. Hinrichs, 1995.
Isby, David C. How to Fly and Fight in the B-17 Flying Fortress New York: HarperCollins, 1999. "Jane's at the Controls" series.
Lloyd, Alwyn T. and Moore, Terry D. B-17 Flying Fortress in Detail & Scale Fallbrook, CA: Aero Publishers, 1981.
Lloyd, Alwyn T. B-17 Flying Fortress in Detail & Scale: Part 2, Derivatives Fallbrook, CA: Aero, 1983.
Lloyd, Alwyn T. B-17 Flying Fortress in Detail & Scale: Part 3, More Derivatives Blue Ridge Summit, PA: TAB Books, 1986.
McCrary, Captain John R. and Scherman, David E. First of the Many New York: Simon & Schuster, 1943, facsimile reprint London: Robson Books, 1981. Early 8th Air Force operations.
McLachlan, Ian and Zorn, Russell J. Eighth Air Force Bomber Stories Somerset, England: Patrick Stephens, 1991.
Mitchell, John H., On Wings We Conquer Springfield, MO: G.E.M. Publishers, 1990. Early days of 7th and 19th Bomb Groups.
Olsen, Jack Aphrodite: Desperate Mission New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1970.
Patterson, Dan and Perkins, Paul The Lady: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Charlottesville, VA: Howell Press, 1993.
Ray, James Ralph The Inside Story of the Flying Fortress Garden City, NY: The Garden City Publishing Company, 1943.
Salecker, Gene Eric Fortress Against The Sun: The B-17 Flying Fortress in the Pacific Conshohocken, PA: Combined Publishing, 2001.
Thompson, Scott A. B-17 In Blue: The Flying Fortress in U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard Service Elk Grove, CA: Aero Vintage Press, 1993.
Thompson, Scott A. Final Cut: The Post-War B-17 Flying Fortress: The Survivors Missoula, MT: Pictorial Histories Publishing Company, 1990. (Revised Edition 2000.)
Ward, Richard with McDowell, Ernest R. Boeing B-17B-H Flying Fortress In USAAF-USAF-USN-USMC-USCG-RAF-French-Danish-Portuguese-IDF/AF-Dominican & Brazilian AF Service New York: Arco, 1970.
Ward, Richard and Munday, E. A. USAAF Heavy Bomb Group Markings & Camouflage 1941-1945: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Canterbury, England: Osprey Publishing, 1973.
Pilot's Training Manual For Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Appleton, WI: Aviation Publications. Reprint of USAAF manual.