B-17 Flying Fortress

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First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

Historic aircraft at last Duxford flying show of the season

The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Avro Lancaster Mk X will fly in tandem with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Avro Lancaster at The Duxford Air Show on Sunday, September; 14.Probably the most famous Allied bomber of the Second World War, the ... [Published Haverhill Echo - 5 hours ago]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Wings of Freedom tour lands in Stratford

That is the reasoning at the Collings Foundation, a nonprofit group that will bring its Wings of Freedom Tour of vintage World War II airplanes to Stratford's Sikorsky Memorial Airport on Tuesday through Friday, Sept 2-5.The tour, celebrating its 25th ... [Published Stamford Advocate - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 24 2014 - Updated Aug 24 2014 - 1 reports

B-17 saga

Stu Bykofsky, Daily News ColumnistPosted:Sunday, August 24, 2014, 10:33 AMOne of the things I love about my job is that it puts me in touch with a wide array of people. I’ve been close to American presidents, foreign royalty, star athletes, politicians ... [Published Philly.com - Aug 24 2014]
First reported Aug 23 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 1 reports

'Flying Fortress' becomes educational time machine for vets

WAUKESHA -- At 93-years-old, World War II veteran Bill Bergner can't move around quite like he did."We used to scramble around like a bunch of monkeys," Bergner said of his Air Force days Friday.At 23-years-old, the B-17 "Flying Fortress" was his jungle ... [Published CBS 58 - Aug 23 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Vintage warcrafts visiting Corpus this weekend

SAN ANTONIO – Vintage World War II planes have touched down in Corpus Christi for the next stop in the Commemorative Air Force tour .History buffs can get a glimpse of the warbirds at the Corpus Christi International Airport through Sunday.The five historic ... [Published MySanAntonio - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Flying Fortress facts

Posted:Friday, August 22, 2014, 12:16 AM* Paid flights or free on-ground inspections of the Memphis Belle B-17 Flying Fortress are available Saturday and Sunday at Northeast Philadelphia Airport, 9800 Ashton Road.Half-hour, $450 flights are offered from ... [Published Philly.com - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Legendary bombers feature at The Duxford Air Show

Flying displays by the last two remaining airworthy Avro Lancasters; the Avro Vulcan and B-17 Flying Fortress Sally B, will be among the highlights of The Duxford Air Show, which takes place on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 September.The Canadian Warplane ... [Published Cambridge Network - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

CAF WWII Air Expo Comes to Dallas

The Commemorative Air Force is putting on the inaugural CAF World War II Air Expo with an impressive lineup of World War II airplanes October 3 to 5 at its new headquarters at the Dallas Executive Airport in Texas. In addition to the static display of ... [Published Flying Magazine - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 16 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

B-17 to be discussed

On Saturday, retired Royal Air Force navigator Ken Wright is set to speak about the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, one of which is seen here at the March Field Air Museum in Riverside., COURTESY OF MARCH FIELD AIR MUSEUMRetired Royal Air Force navigator ... [Published Riverside Press Enterprise - Aug 16 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

'Fortress' in the Sky

The sight and feel of a Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" built inthe waning days of World War II brought back memories for StanleyLantz.The 89-year-old Butler resident and veteran of 25 combat missionshad a chance on Monday to examine the old plane, which ... [Published HighBeam Research - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

The Prettiest B-17 Flying Fortress Was The Gorgeous XB-38

From Foxtrot Alpha : Boeing's B-17 has been likened to a work of industrial art, and there's no doubt that it remains a symbol of American ingenuity. Still, sometimes things thought of as close to perfection can be improved, and the XB-38 variant of the ... [Published Jalopnik - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 1 reports

The Wings of Freedom Tour

"Basically, they look exactly like they did when they were flying missions over Germany and during World War Two. Both the air crafts are very rare. The B-17 Flying Fortress is only one of only eight that are flying. The B-24 Liberator is the only one ... [Published WBKO - Aug 05 2014]

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Chaney said the tours continue to be quite popular across the United States: "We work very hard to make history lessons personal, and that never gets old." Sikorsky Memorial Airport, off Lordship Boulevard, in Stratford. Tuesday, Sept. 2-Friday, Sept. 5. Hours of ground tours, display are: Tuesday, Sept...
"That man is an American hero," Daubner said.  "You want to put a label on him?  USA hero.  That's what he is."
"You can talk to the pilots, get inside the bombers, and even put your hands on the machine gun" she said
"The first manifestation of the Poolaw Photography Project happened in the late 1980s, when Linda was asked to go to Stanford University " Mithlo said. That resulted in the exhibition War Bonnets, Tin Lizzies, and Patent Leather Pumps: Kiowa Culture in Transition, 1925-1955...

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Robert Pearson [Published Spencer Daily Reporter - 17 hours ago]
Culpeper Airport Presents - “Culpeper WarBird W... [Published Culpeper Times - Aug 27 2014]
Lend Me Your Ears: Flight on iconic B-17 evokes... [Published Aurora Advocate - Aug 27 2014]
A Sentimental Journey aboard a B-17 [Published Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star - Aug 27 2014]
Wings of Freedom tour lands in Stratford [Published Stamford Advocate - Aug 26 2014]
2014 Cleveland National Air Show [Published 19 Action News - Aug 26 2014]
Bradner's was once Olean's retail king [Published Olean Times Herald - Aug 24 2014]
B-17 saga [Published Philly.com - Aug 24 2014]
'Flying Fortress' becomes educational time mach... [Published CBS 58 - Aug 23 2014]
Vintage warcrafts visiting Corpus this weekend [Published MySanAntonio - Aug 22 2014]
75 years later, Tulsa District military mission... [Published DVIDS - Aug 22 2014]
Flying Fortress facts [Published Philly.com - Aug 22 2014]
Legendary bombers feature at The Duxford Air Show [Published Cambridge Network - Aug 22 2014]
CAF WWII Air Expo Comes to Dallas [Published Flying Magazine - Aug 21 2014]
Vintage Warbirds Headed To Corpus Christi [Published Aero-News Network - Aug 21 2014]
Vintage Warbirds Headed to Corpus Christi [Published Digital Journal - Aug 19 2014]
Historic aircraft land at Hobby Airport [Published Bay Area Citizen - Aug 16 2014]
Wings of Freedom Tour lands in Hazleton [Published Standard Speaker - Aug 16 2014]
WWII warplanes draw fans of all ages in West Vi... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 16 2014]
B-17 to be discussed [Published Riverside Press Enterprise - Aug 16 2014]
A gaze of intelligence: The photos of Native vi... [Published HispanicBusiness.com - Aug 15 2014]
Benedict F. Vitale [Published Auburn Citizen - Aug 15 2014]
WWII warplanes draw fans of all ages [Published Charleston Gazette - Aug 15 2014]
'Fortress' in the Sky [Published HighBeam Research - Aug 14 2014]
Lend Me Your Ears: Flight on iconic B-17 'Memph... [Published Hudson Hub Times - Aug 14 2014]
J. Donald Griffin, county probation officer, POW [Published Buffalo News - Aug 13 2014]
The Prettiest B-17 Flying Fortress Was The Gorg... [Published Jalopnik - Aug 13 2014]
Plane on display in West Mifflin brings back me... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Aug 12 2014]
B-23 Dragon Walkaround — slow but a first, 1 of 2 [Published seattlepi.com - Aug 11 2014]
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When the Egyptian Air Force started attacking Tel Aviv on May 15, 1948, the day after Israel announced independence, the Jewish state felt the need to respond to the Egyptian air raids. In spite of the large U.S. market of World War II surplus equipment, ...
WWII B-17 'Flying Fortress' in skies over Seattle [Published Air Force Times - News - May 06 2014]
The original 'Memphis Belle' was the first heavy bomber of World War II to successfully complete 25 missions - dropping bombs over Germany, France and Belgium - while bringing all of her crew members back safely. ...
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