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XyZspineZyX
07-24-2003, 11:37 PM
http://www.collingsfoundation.org/hiresaircaft/high-b-17p38.jpg

http://www.collingsfoundation.org/hiresaircaft/high-B-24rivers.jpg

They are in Flint MI this weekend. You can take rides for $400 per person. I would have if I had extra money.

http://www.hardrockhotel.com/rock/memorabilia/elvis.jpg


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Van Elvis

XyZspineZyX
07-24-2003, 11:37 PM
http://www.collingsfoundation.org/hiresaircaft/high-b-17p38.jpg

http://www.collingsfoundation.org/hiresaircaft/high-B-24rivers.jpg

They are in Flint MI this weekend. You can take rides for $400 per person. I would have if I had extra money.

http://www.hardrockhotel.com/rock/memorabilia/elvis.jpg


Thankya Thankya very much
Van Elvis

XyZspineZyX
07-24-2003, 11:42 PM
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XyZspineZyX
07-24-2003, 11:46 PM
Ah yes. Nine-O-Nine and The Dragon & His Tail. They were in Seattle a little over a month ago, same deal. I could not afford the flight either but the walk thru was still very cool.

http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/nightschpanker/000B24c.JPG


http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/nightschpanker/000B17a.JPG


It's only funny til someone loses an eye....then it's hilarious

http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/nightschpanker/usp266.jpg

XyZspineZyX
07-25-2003, 12:42 AM
I know some useless trivia about the replica of the 91st BG "909". I spoke with one of the pilots about this aircraft the last time I saw it. While it is painted up as an aircraft from my father's Bomb Squadron (323rd), it ain't the real bird (of course). What does make it special to me is that some of the parts (nacelles and misc.)DO come off a plane my father would have known, Shoo Shoo Baby, an aircraft that set down in Sweden and survived the war in intern. The Shoo Shoo Baby at Wright Patterson is not the real Shoo Shoo Baby, but a replacement a/c that the pilot renamed Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby, but Wright Patterson restored the former name for display.

I have a panarama photo of the 323rd squadron, 91st BG all posed around and on a B-17 that appears to be the original 909, but I would need to blow it up in a photo editor to prove it.

XyZspineZyX
07-25-2003, 01:36 AM
Rats! I took the photo out of it's frame and scanned it. What looked like 909's character nose art was actually the art for "Bunky" a B-17 that I have documentation on. This plane collided in mid-air with another B-17 over Germany in Aug. '44. All but one of Bunky's crew were killed. The other a/c crash landed in Switzerland and the crew was interned. I don't know why my dad would have saved the photo of this particular plane, it's crew and dozens of ground personnel.Zooming the image proves he wasn't in the picture, but perhaps he had a previous connection to this crew or the plane itself.

Anyway, thanks to this thread I solved a part of a minor mystery and I've got a terrific, wide screen desk top picture.

XyZspineZyX
07-27-2003, 03:46 AM
Cool anyone else have some cool B-17 pics?

http://www.hardrockhotel.com/rock/memorabilia/elvis.jpg


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Van Elvis