A sample of metal used to make bombers during World War II. A bright silver thin sheet printed with a blue border and a black airplane and the words "Sample of .032" Aluminum Alloy Wing Skin on the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress (Thickest Wing Skin on B-17, It Also is Thinnest Skin on B-29 Wing)". The B-17 Flying Fortress was available to the armed forces by 1937 and were extensively employed over Europe and the Pacific throughout World War II. The bottom is covered with felt.
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
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