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Onboard the B-17 Flying Fortress

Thinking about taking a ride in a B-17 Flying Fortress? Here’s a review of my flight on the Texas Raiders B-17 Bomber.

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.

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Life

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

Poetry

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

History

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

Growth

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress

@ Moffett Federal Airfield, Moffett Field, CA

May 2016

Moffett Field is a regular stopover for the Collings Foundation’s annual “Wings of Freedom” tour with their B-17, B-24, B-25 and TP-51 warbirds.  83 more words

Sunset silhouette of flying fortress, Langley Field, Va

Title: Sunset silhouette of flying fortress, Langley Field, Va.

Date: July 1942

Photographer: Alfred T. Palmer

Source: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/fsa1992001142/PP/

Office Of War Information

Cheviots: Flying Fortress Wreckage Pt 2

Part Two: Paying Our Respects

Gordon had heard, many years ago, that there were remains of the Flying Fortress still on Braydon Crags and that during a dry summer when the peat was sufficiently shrunk back you could walk around the hags and see pieces of the wreckage scattered around like metal confetti. 786 more words

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