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Posted: October/01/2018 at 9:08am  Quote
 
Here is a great walk-around of the Boeing B-17G "Nine O Nine"  Flying Fortress owned and operated by the Collins Foundation. This rare B-17 gives the citizens of the communities it visits a chance see how it was like so long ago. It gives our WWII veterans the chance to talk about their experiences with a backdrop that brings their stories alive and educates a generation that may have never heard of their experiences as they fought for freedom. This walk around contains over 50 high-resolution photos of this subject and was kindly donated by member Connery Carroll.


This is a great subject and a MUST for your walk-around collection.


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To anyone who is interested, I have a bias against 909. 909 crashed at the Beaver County Airport during the air show. It ran off the end of the runway and over the hill. After thousands of volunteer hours and the guidance of Scott Royce, it flew again. 909 never saw service during WWII, the airframe that is. I lived close by and am a friend of Scott Royce. For modeling purposes it a fair subject.
I was a member of the crew of Memphis Belle, the B17 used in the movie that came out in 1989. I traveled with it from Oct. 91 thru March of 92. It saw service in Europe as a CB17 and ended up as Curtis Lemays personal transport during Korea. The owner, David Tallichet had it converted from a "G" to an "F". All of the systems, bombing, gun and O2 worked. I was lucky enough to fly it (left seat) from Atlanta to Burmingham.
I guess I have a soar spot when I see 909. Scott had a lean of $80,000 against Collings for non payment of reconstruction.

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