Title: B17

Although the first Y1B-17 first flew in 1936 the aircraft did not enter large scale production until after Pearl Harbor. Almost 13,000 were eventually built, the B-17F (3,400) and the B-17G (8,700) being the most numerous production variants.

This title contains four flight manuals for the most common variants of the Boeing B-17. The files have been copied from the original flight manuals and retain any colour pages.



Title 1 contains:

  • USAAF Pilot’s Flight Operating Instructions for the B-17E airplane, AN 01-20EE-1 dated 5-11-42, approx 187 pages.
  • USAAF Pilot’s Flight Operating Instructions for the B-17F andB-17G airplanes, AN 01-20EF-1 (AP 2099C) dated 1-8-43, revised to 1-10-43, approx 120 pages.
  • The USAAF Pilot Training Manual for the B-17 Flying Fortress, AAF Manual 50-13 dated 1-5-45, approx 200 pages. Covers the B-17G model.
  • RAF Pilot’s Notes for the Fortress GR.IIA, GR.II and III, B.II and B.III, AP 2099B to F-PN, dated May 1944, approx 50 pages. (The Fortress II is the B-17E, the Fortress IIA is the B-17F and the Fortress III is the B-17G.)