The B-17 dropped more than just bombs for the US.

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    Great pics.
     
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    Very interesting. I didn't know that the USCG had B-17s.
     
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    B29's also did this.
     
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    I believe that the CIA also used B-17s extensively. For intelligence gathering and clandestine operations.

    I wish that I had kept my book, "Blind Man's Bluff". I believe there might have been a couple of B-17 operations documented therein.
     
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    Was it in the John Wayne movie "The High and the Mighty", that there
    is lovely footage of a coast guard B-17 dropping a life boat?
     
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    The B-17 dropped all kinds of stuff, they even tried a cargo version but decided to use the B-24(C-87)(C-109)
     
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    not to be out done of course ;) wouldn't mind seeing some shots of the B-29 doing it though!
     
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    Is that third image a boat being dropped from a B-17? Interesting I always thought of it as just a bomber. Never realised it was that adaptable.
     
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    The USCG used them for many years after WW2 - PB-1G
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