B-17 Flying Fortress

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First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

94-year-old Tuskegee Airman celebrates birthday in the sky

Follow @SamanthaCorteseThe last flying B-24 Witchcraft Liberator Bomber in the world flew again at the Palm Springs Air Museum Tuesday.Although more than 18,000 were made for World War II, there are only 13 left in existence."I like the old round engines, ... [Published KESQ - 18 hours ago]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Mechanics of a Memphis Belle

It was a warm October day in 1935, only a few hundreds yards from where Wilbur and Orville successfully harnessed the wind in 1904 for the first time near Riverside, Ohio. Thirty-one years later, the brothers would not recognize the fearsome monster loping ... [Published Search-autoparts.com - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

World War II-era planes take passengers on trips from Camarillo

As the bombardier in a B-17 Flying Fortress, Norm Stevens flew 34 missions over France and Germany during World War II.“I had an electric flying suit on to keep me warm, but it wasn’t cozy,” said the 89-year-old Monterey Park resident.Stevens went to ... [Published Ventura County Star - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

My Father’s Photograph Of ‘Divine Providence’

Judaism holds that there is no “luck” or “coincidence,” but that instead Hashem absolutely controls everything. In keeping with that, I have a wartime photograph of my late father next to the wreckage of his crashed bomber. This is for me nothing less ... [Published Jewish Press - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 1 reports

WINGS OF FREEDOM TOUR TO STOP AT RAMONA AIRPORT APRIL 23-25

Printer-friendly versionApril 8, 2014 (Ramona)-- Aviation enthusiasts and war history buffs will enjoy an exciting display at Ramona Airport when the Wings of Freedom Tour flies into town this month. World War II aircraft, including the B-17 Flying Fortress, ... [Published East County Magazine - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Apr 07 2014 - Updated Apr 07 2014 - 1 reports

Texas Raiders B-17 plane to fly in Pensacola today

Updated: Monday, April 7 2014, 06:37 AM CDTToday, you will have the chance to see the Texas Raiders B-17 Flying Fortress in person.They perform at airshows across the country and they are now heading to Pensacola. It is one of nine remaining flyable ... [Published WEAR TV 3 - Apr 07 2014]
First reported Apr 06 2014 - Updated Apr 06 2014 - 1 reports

House by transplanted Hollywood set designer hits market

John Stewart Detlie may have been best known for designing sets in Hollywood in the 1930s and '40s, and for marrying heartthrob actress Veronica Lake (it didn't last).He was nominated for an Oscar in 1940 for his work as production designer on the film ... [Published seattlepi.com - Apr 06 2014]
First reported Apr 06 2014 - Updated Apr 06 2014 - 1 reports

A piece of WWII history flies into Marana

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -The Wings of Freedom tour has arrived at Marana Regional Airport on their trip, navigating planes around the county to make sure scarifies of WWII veterans are not forgotten.Of the 12,000 B-17s built, only ten of them can ... [Published KOLD-TV - Apr 06 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 01 2014 - 1 reports

Reliving history in the air

Ed Davidson was 20 years old when his B-17 was shot down over France.It was his 7th combat run in the big American bomber, a heavily armed “flying fortress” in World War II but vulnerable without fighter escorts.On Monday, Davidson again flew in a B-17 ... [Published U-T San Diego - Apr 01 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 1 reports

Keep 'em

A Consolidated B-24 Liberator will be part of the Wings of Freedom Tour at San Angelo’s Mathis Field next week. Contributed photo A vintage Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Consolidated B-24 Liberator and North American P-51 Mustang fly in formation. Contributed ... [Published San Angelo Standard-Times - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 25 2014 - Updated Mar 25 2014 - 1 reports

World War II planes to take flight over Phoenix

PHOENIX -- Take a ride in a piece of history at Deer Valley Airport this weekend.The famous Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and the North American P-51 Mustang, in use during World War II, will be available to ride or tour this coming weekend."It's a labor ... [Published KTAR.com - Mar 25 2014]
First reported Mar 20 2014 - Updated Mar 20 2014 - 2 reports

3 Rare World War II Planes to Visit Fredericksburg, TX, Area

March 20--Local residents will have a rare chance to get up close and personal with three World War II aircraft visiting the Gillespie County Airport next week.The Collings Foundation's Wings of Freedom Tour will stop in Fredericksburg Monday with the ... [Published AviationPros.com - Mar 20 2014]

Quotes

"I like the old round engines, the noise, the smell, everything" says Greg Freeman as he sits mid-plane, visiting from Canada
"By my calculations, if I attack again, y'all will owe me five more Nazis."
"If there's anything good that can come out of a funeral" Mr. Longman said, "closure is one of those things."
"They were flying in hot and heavy when I was there," Freund said. "I flew two missions on D-Day. It looks ten times bugger to be than during the war."

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5 Two-Man Teams Who Took on Whole Armies (And Won) [Published Free Internet Press - Apr 14 2014]
World War II-era planes take passengers on trip... [Published Ventura County Star - Apr 14 2014]
Family of long-missing fighter pilot find closu... [Published Quad-Cities Online - Apr 13 2014]
Hamstreet marks bravery of US pilot Lt William ... [Published Kentish Express - Apr 13 2014]
My Father’s Photograph Of ‘Divine Providence’ [Published Jewish Press - Apr 11 2014]
6 Unique Vehicles That Have Graced ‘Jay Leno’s ... [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Apr 09 2014]
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Body of missing WWII airman from Clinton to be ... [Published Quad-Cities Online - Apr 08 2014]
WINGS OF FREEDOM TOUR TO STOP AT RAMONA AIRPORT... [Published East County Magazine - Apr 08 2014]
Detoxing the Duwamish River [Published Yakima Herald Republic - Apr 08 2014]
Surviving Stalag 17 [Published The Progress - Apr 08 2014]
Caught! B-29 in the open in tightie whities, oh... [Published seattlepi.com - Apr 07 2014]
Texas Raiders B-17 plane to fly in Pensacola today [Published WEAR TV 3 - Apr 07 2014]
All-star cast for the best show in history: Cel... [Published Mail Online UK - Apr 07 2014]
House by transplanted Hollywood set designer hi... [Published seattlepi.com - Apr 06 2014]
A piece of WWII history flies into Marana [Published KOLD-TV - Apr 06 2014]
WWII Clinton flyer's remains return [Published QC Times - Apr 05 2014]
Wings of Freedom Tour makes a stop in Marana [Published KOLD-TV - Apr 04 2014]
World War II bomber planes stop in Santa Teresa... [Published Silver City Sun-News - Apr 04 2014]
Reliving history in the air [Published U-T San Diego - Apr 01 2014]
Van Buren Woman Recalls War Stories [Published Southwest Times Record - Mar 30 2014]
Nelson pressures VA to reveal more details abou... [Published Orlando Sentinel - Mar 28 2014]
Keep 'em [Published San Angelo Standard-Times - Mar 28 2014]
Waitman Earl “Al” Alexander [Published Monticello News - Mar 27 2014]
Funeral set for Wisconsin WWII vet who survived... [Published Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Mar 27 2014]
World War II planes to take flight over Phoenix [Published KTAR.com - Mar 25 2014]
Decades of toxic waste dredged from the Duwamish [Published Seattle Times - Mar 23 2014]
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Liveblogging World War II: March 20, 1944 [Published Brad DeLong - Mar 20 2014]
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