B-17 Flying Fortress

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       B-17 Flying Fortress Nine-O-Nine from Collings Foundation.                        Start up of the B-17 includes hand cranking each engine.

  

     Ball turret visible with twin .50 feed trays for gunner.                                     Me at starboard side waist gun. "Bandits at 12 o'clock high"!

Narrow catwalk thru the bomb bay.

  

   Bombardier w/ Nordin bomb sight. Over Lake Ray Hubbard.                     Flight deck. Don't disturb the pilots.

  

   Top turret with twin .50's visible behind the flight deck.                             Mid-waist gun position. Gun removed over White Rock Lake.

                                                      

                                                                           Overlooking Dallas on return leg of flight.

  

   B-24 Liberator known as Witchcraft. European theater.                             B-25 Mitchell  known as Tondelayo from Pacific theater.


I had the opportunity to fly aboard a restored B-17 in March of 2008 at Dallas Love Field.  The exhibit was at the Frontier's of Flight Museum.  I won't try to detail all the history of this particular B-17G known as the  "Nine-0-Nine"  which flew in the European theater of  World War II.  Details can be found from a google search and by visiting the Collings Foundation web site. This page is best viewed on your browser set to I.E. 7.0 and 1024 x 768. Thanks for looking.


 

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