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B-17 bomber shot down in flames - Sgt. Jim Estrep's plane falls prey to ME-109

“We caught it on our third trip. All three of our flights were over Berlin,” James Estrep of Englewood recalled. 1,447 more words

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Mighty Eight Air Force Museum to dedicate 'Flying Fortress' to Savannah

POOLER, Ga. (WJCL) — Officials are holding a historic dedication at the National Mighty Eight Air Force Museum this week.

Wednesday afternoon the museum is dedicating a fully restored B-17 Flying Fortress and it’s being called “City of Savannah.” 90 more words

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Saturday FEBRUARY 7th at the Legendary Bovine Sex Club in Toronto

This show will be the official TORONTO Album release show for FLYING FORTRESS brand new release ‘DIRTY RAIN’ released on UNCLE D records. 104 more words

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Naming the "baby"

Monday, Jan.4, 1943

My mother was barely two months pregnant but she and my father were already referring to the unborn child as “Daniel,” although they were also possibly expecting a “Susie.” The most popular names this year were “James” and “Mary,” hardly suitable for a Jewish child. 146 more words

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Fallen Fortress

This stunning B-17 Flying Fortress by Ace in a Day was discovered on MOCpages. It looks like it’s been in better nick, but what a wonderfully re-created scene this is. 16 more words


A Gunner's Tale; Part 4

I’m watching Dad’s energy and physique fade. He’s a man of the greatest generation. With the movie “Unbroken” coming out based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand, it’s no wonder this generation of men are rightly cherished. 696 more words

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