American World War II planes weren’t seen in combat at the beginning of the conflict.
Two years after the outbreak of WWII, the U.S. declared war to the Axis powers after the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese aviation on December 7, 1941.
During these two years, though, the U.S. manufactured and sold tons of material (including airplane engines and parts) to the Allied Forces, mainly Britain and the Commonwealth countries like Australia, Canada or New-Zealand, which all were put in contribution as early as 1939. Besides, several American pilots went fighting in Europe on a voluntary basis in Britain aircrafts.
Pictured: B-17 Flying Fortress
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