B-17 Tail Gunner T-shirt

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The B-17 Tail Gunner T-shirt embodies the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, which entered into WW2 as a premier bomber with longer range and a bigger payload than any other aircraft at the time.  Crewed with 10 men, it boasted an impressive defensive armament array of .50 cal machine guns located all over the aircraft.  It was responsible for the most daylight air raids over Germany during the war and remains an icon of reliability, firepower and unique design among bombers.
Unique to this shirt is the tail section of the aircraft where the tail gunner sat astride two .50 cal machine guns to protect the rear of the airplane.  Eugene Paul Moran was just such a gunner and when his entire tail section of the plane was shot off with him inside, he survived a 4 mile fall to the ground.  This shirt honors his memory.  

50/25/25 poly/combed ring spun combed cotton/rayon, 32 singles
Tear-away label
1X1 rib knit neck
shoulder to shoulder taping
Machine wash cold. Only non-chlorine bleach when needed. Tumble dry low. Do not iron decoration.


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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Scott Zimpfer
Looks great

Love this design, Dad was t tailgunner, great tribute!


Excellent my Grandfather was a tail gunner on the Buckeye Babe Flying Fortress proud to wear it in honor of him!!!!


I love the war planes.