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
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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
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