B-17 Flying Fortress

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Item #: 580.01.0
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About GrafixMat Coasters   •   Front   •   Back Story


About GrafixMat Coasters:

Each GrafixMat® is a work of art, masterfully laser-engraved on the cork front with a unique and amusing story colorfully illustrated on its flip-side.  For a treasured gift or your own personal collection; select one or create a set of 2, 4, 6 or more from 21 themed Collections totaling more than 500 contemporary and fine art designs.  Made from eco-friendly recycled cork from Portugal and Spain, yet handcrafted in the U.S.A. GrafixMats® are so artfully designed and intriguing, we've created a hanging hole in the back of each coaster.

All Natural    •    Durable Easy Wash    •    Singles or Sets Storage Caddies    •    4 1/4" Diameter, 5/16" Thick        Green Certified

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The Back Story:

Celebrated WWII Bomber  

 The B-17 Flying Fortress four-engine bomber dropped more bombs during World War II than any other U.S. aircraft, and quickly became a symbol of American weapons power. Manufactured by Boeing for the U.S. Army Air Corps, the B-17 flew many daytime precision bombing raids over Germany.
   This famous high-altitude bomber was equipped with heavy machine gun armament to defend itself while raining heavy bomb-loads on cities, factories and battlefields. Its ability to survive belly-landings relatively unscathed and to withstand heavy battle damage and still get back “home” to airfields in England and Italy was legend. After years of wartime service, many B-17s were converted for use as aerial tankers to fight forest fires in the western United States.