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Today in History, May 17: 1943 – The Memphis Belle returns from her 25th mission over Europe. The B-17 Flying Fortress, heavily armed with nearly a dozen .50 caliber machine guns and thousands of pounds of bombs, had survived what by all reckoning, could not be survived. 73 more words

Flying High!

So very fun! Video from my flight on this B-17 Flying Fortress this last Monday. Did you know I am also the photographer for the… 30 more words

Boeing aircraft plane, Seattle, Washington. Production of B-17F (Flying Fortress) bombing planes.

Title: Boeing aircraft plane, Seattle, Washington. Production of B-17F (Flying Fortress) bombing planes. Fuselage section.

Date: December 1942

Photographer: Andreas Feininger

Source: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/owi2001038155/PP/

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Onboard the B-17 Flying Fortress

Beautiful: The slow drone of four radial piston engines on a crystal clear November morning as I stepped back in time with this great warbird. 1,256 more words

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Afternoon at the Airshow


I went to Truax Field to see a display of World War II planes. It was a chilly day, but a good-sized crowd turned out. 261 more words

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B-17G FLYING FORTRESS

“Wings of Freedom Tour” Moffett Field, CA

When we were¬†visiting friends in the Bay Area of California the “Wings of Freedom Tour” appeared at nearby Moffett Field on one of their many scheduled shows this year. 1,080 more words

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Your flying fortress

In Psalm 59 David describes God as his fortress. David made this statement in response to Saul’s attack – Saul had sent men to watch David’s house¬†and kill him. 199 more words

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