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BOEING HISTORICAL ARCHIVES

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Role of military planes declines in Boeing's defense business

B-17: Boeing built nearly 7,000 of the Flying Fortress bombers crucial to winning World War II. Other companies built 5,700 more using Boeing's design. Above, workers at Seattle's Boeing Field celebrate the 5,000th B-17 on May 12, 1944.