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adamsplenton Day 1 of @kjdphoto1971 #0715planes is Take-off. 18h

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adamsplenton Sally B returning to Duxford yesterday afternoon. 2d

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ryankeough Stampede Pass near Seattle from the right seat of the B-17. One of the best legs I have flown to date. #b17 #b17flyingfortress #WWII 3d

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theworldwars A Flying Fortress crew member, presumably of the crashed warbird sitting behind him, walks away from the bomber which was forced to perform a crash landing, date and location unknown. The insignia on the man's left breast pocket would be a nice lead as to what unit he and the bomber behind him might have belonged to, but it is too inconclusive. 5d

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shylock_7 Young Scotty sitting in the bombardier seat #b17flyingfortress #nineonine #collingsfoundation #tbt 2004 6d

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shylock_7 #tbt flying over Orange County at sunset in Nine O Nine B-17G #b17flyingfortress #collingsfoundation 2004 6d

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anythingaviation_photography Ball Turret Gunner of the B-17 Flying Fortress @ #lyonairmuseum
The gunner would remain in this cramped setting for up to 8 hours in sub freezing temperatures at high altitudes
#B17#B17FlyingFortress#ballturret#ballturretgunner#warbird#ww2bomber#avgeek#airmuseum#latergram
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theworldwars Another photo of "Tiger Girl", taken probably around the same time as the last. In this photo, Lt. Col. Eugene T. Carson stands by the tail of his bomber.
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Some sources say that Carson was the tail gunner of "Tiger Girl" back when she was "Wingding", rather than SSgt. Charles Kaiser. The words printed next to Carson read "Shoot Here Jerry", which he himself wrote on the tail.
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theworldwars One of the more flamboyant B-17 Flying Fortresses out there.
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A crew member, possibly the pilot or co-pilot, stands in front of his B-17, B-17G "Tiger Girl" #42-3555 of the 560th BS, 388th BG, 8th AF, at what may be their base in Knettishall, Suffolk, c. 1943 or '44. The bomb markings indicate that "Tiger Girl", at the time the photograph was taken, had flown a total of ten missions. The swastikas indicate five confirmed Luftwaffe fighters downed.
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"Tiger Girl" began flying missions from Knettishall, Suffolk in June of 1943. Unfortunately, she was shot down over Bremen, Germany on her twelfth mission on November 26, 1943. Those lost were Lt. George Branham (Pilot), Capt. Jerome Davidson (Co-pilot), Technical Sergeant Frank Grande (Radio operator), SSgt. William Riley (right waist gunner) and 2nd Lt. Ernest Shero (bombardier). Those that survived were Technical Sergeant Robert Dvorch (top turret gunner), 2nd Lt. Rob Gudgel (navigator), SSgt. Charles Kaiser (tail gunner), SSgt. Palvin Luken (left waist gunner) and SSgt. Terrance Maloy (ball turret gunner).
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  •   shylock_7 Reminds me of shark tooth from the 401st 1w
  •   theworldwars And "Boise Bronc" of the 320th BS, though she was a B-24J @shylock_7 1w
  •   shylock_7 Yeah but the mouth didn't look as good on the 24 as it does on the fortress 1w
  •   theworldwars To tell you the truth, the larger nose of the 24 with the added mouth nose art makes the 24 look more like a whale lol @shylock_7 1w
  •   worldsforces @theworldwars yes. It's the same case for my regular grandfather. He was a Green Beret during Vietnam, and we have no idea what he did. He died before I had any interest in matter. One of the best people I ever knew. Can't even imagine how he was the killer he had to be. The problem with his stuff is that it is all classified. We think he spent time in South America, Asia, Africa, and defiantly across the Berlin Wall. I have no idea what he was doing on the east side of the wall, but I would imagine it was quite interesting. Funny thing is that he wanted nothing to do with the Military. He even joined the Air National Guard to avoid the Vietnam war. I don't know what did it for him, but he ended up becoming a Green Beret for 12 years with the 10th SFG which was an airborne division. Therefore their main mission was being dropped into places we probably had no idea the U.S. was fighting. We have the beret itself, a bunch of photos of him with his buddies, and a bunch of yearbooks, but nothing about what he actually did. He obviously didn't tell anyone, although one time he got very drunk and told my mother about a few things that were quite interesting. He didn't share it in a "bragging manner" either. It was more of a shameful manner my mother said. We also have some evidence that he was a mercenary. My grandparents were extremely low on money. He never told anyone. That's a story for another day since it is quite long and complicated. Anyways, it is my life time goal to find out exactly what both of my grandparents went though. Also, my uncle was in the Bataan Death March. One of the very few to fight the Japanese from the first wave of the invading force till he was liberated from the POW camp. He got malaria also. Sorry for getting carried away. I tent to do that sometimes! 1w
  •   theworldwars No, not a problem. All of that is very interesting @worldsforces 1w
  •   feep14 Trying to be a P-40 with the nose art 1w

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njk_photography I do love a B-17
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Date Taken: 21st June 2015

Location: Weston Air Festival 2015

Equipment: Canon EOS 7D Mark II + Tamron SP 150mm-600mm Di VC USD
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mpmb45 Great photo of a great looking B-17 crew .... Full crew, aircrew, mechanics, Bomb Loaders, Flightline Aircrew Jeep Driver - all needed to get the job done on just one B-17 Flying Fortress :-)) #B17 #Bomber #B17FlyingFortress #FlyingFortress #AirCrew #BombLoaders #Mechanics #Jeep #Driver #Airmen #USAAF #USArmyAirForce #1940s #History #Period #Photo #Pic #BlackAndWhite #GreatLookingCrew #Bombs #Airfield #Flyers #WWII #Wartime 1w

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adamsplenton Something different for #storm_sunday . The B-17, which is powered by 4 Wright Cyclone engines. #b17 #flyingfortress #b17flyingfortress #duxford 2w

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refined_rugged Saturday, you are a-okay. Hammock chillin, plane watching. This shot from last weekend. #b17flyingfortress #gohebervalley 2w

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