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Texas Is the Obsession

“I have said that Texas is a state of mind, but I think it is more than that. It is a mystique closely approximating a religion.

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The Mighty Eighth

Today in History, October 14, 1943:

During it’s Second Raid on Schweinfurt, Germany’s ball bearing plants, the Mighty US Eighth Air Force loses SIXTY B-17 Flying Fortress bombers to German fighters and anti-aircraft fire. 89 more words


Over the coming days and perhaps weeks I will be posting images from my archives. I spent time photographing the areas around Humboldt Bay and the nearby cities of Eureka and Arcata. 58 more words

Interview with Lee Hutchinson

Of all the interviews with World War II veterans that we have watched, this might be the first time we have found one who was a radio operator on a B-17.  8 more words


WWII B-17 bomber takes flight over Winston-Salem

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — If you were in Winston-Salem Monday morning, you may have seen – or heard – a piece of World War II history. If you missed it, you have another chance. 375 more words


AM006: The BOMBER Gas Station in Milwaukie, OR - 1978.

This restoration from a heavily damaged slide shows The Bomber Gas Station in Milwaukie, Oregon in May 1978.

The story of how the B-17 became an awning for the station is told in the following excerpt by Blair Shorney from RoadsideAmerica.com: 380 more words