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The Liberty Foundation's B-17 "Liberty Belle" is one of only 14 B-17's that still fly today. The B-17 dubbed the "Flying Fortress" as a result of her defensive fire power saw action in every theater of operation during WWII. The majority of all WWII B-17's were operated by the 8th Airforce in Europe and participated in countless missions from bases in England deep into enemy territory. There were 12,732 B-17's produced between 1935 and 1945, of these 4,735 were lost in combat. Following WWII , the B-17 saw combat in three more wars, B-17's saw service in Korea, Israel used them in the war of 1948 and was even used during Vietnam.