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The 1GW Nemo cable being placed at the bottom of the English Channel will need to be rerouted after the discovery of a World War II bomber.

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20th Century

Boeing B-17E Flying Fortress

@ New Orleans, LA

September 2017

From my first visit to the National WWII Museum, a very nice collection of aircraft that I hadn’t expected.  Here is an uncommon view of the iconic Flying Fortress. 51 more words

Military

B-17 Flight

This last Saturday, I had the extraordinary opportunity to ride in a B-17 bomber. Turns out this bomber, built just too late for WWII service, was used for all sorts of things before it was bought and preserved as a historic monument. 117 more words

Photography

A Liberator visits Santa Rosa

My photo above shows the last flying Consolidated B-24 “Liberator” bomber, which I’d hoped to be flying in earlier this week. Unfortunately, the flight had to be canceled, due to an engine problem, but nonetheless I had a rare opportunity to examine the aircraft in detail. 636 more words

History

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress

@Nellis AFB, NV

November 2007

Attending my first Aviation Nation airshow would afford me my only chance to see Liberty Belle, a composite of two B-17 airframes reconstructed by Tom Reilly of Flying Tigers Warbird Restoration Museum (aka “Bombertown USA”).  155 more words

Military

Meeting Memphis Belle

My first exposure to military aviation came when I was a teenager. I was digging through my brother’s bookcase when a book on the battle of Midway caught my eye. 760 more words