Tags » Flying Fortress

Shown beside his ball turret guns on a B-17 Flying Fortress, “Blithe Spirit” is Sergeant Vernon L Burtner, 23-year-old gunner from Butler.

Sergeant Burtner has recently been awarded the fourth oak leaf cluster to the Air Medal for “meritorious achievement” during the Eighth Air Force bombing attacks on vital German industries and military installations. 193 more words

Newspaper Clipping

A "B"-eautiful Take-off!

Here is some video I shot of the Texas Raiders B-17 starting up and taking off for one of their flights. What an awesome experience to be so close to it! 33 more words

Heard On Air


I made these photographs in 2012 when the Collings Foundation WWII bombers were there on display. I like that I was able to incorporate one of the few, at the time, remaining structures from the former WWII naval air station. 35 more words


This is written on Sunday following a long weekend that began with Fourth of July celebrations on Friday. I’m sure that many U.S. readers began the time experiencing traditional activities of this day of national pride, including parades, music and speeches, and the excitement of fireworks. 435 more words

National Leadership

WWII B-17 Coming to St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A restored WWII B-17 “flying fortress” bomber will take to the skies over St Louis on Monday July 7th. (Public flights available July 12-13… 193 more words


Rattled the windows of the house

Dunno what it is, (Boeing B 17 maybe?) but it’s cool -

And when it buzzes your house on a quiet Saturday morning, it gets your attention.

Photo A Day