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User Image naomi_y_ackerman618 Posted: Nov 20, 2017 6:24 AM (UTC)
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#術前検査 #今朝の気温0度 #お腹空いてフラフラ #ct #mri #採血 #心電図 #レントゲン #肺活量検査 #肺活量なさすぎ #戦闘機乗りになれない #b17flyingfortress #読書タイム
User Image marycatden Posted: Nov 20, 2017 2:39 AM (UTC)
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Today I had the opportunity to see and walk through a B17. My grandfather was a pilot in the 447BG, 709BS during WWII. He was co-piloting a B17 on April 27, 1944 when the plane was hit by enemy fire. My grandfather and the Top Turret Gunner were killed and seven other crew members were taken prisoner. As I walked through (actually crawled in some places, slithered in others) I was astounded that a crew of ten men could work and fight in such a tight space. It was 48 degrees today and it was uncomfortably cold inside the plane. I can’t imagine what it would be like in flight at altitude. There was a WWII veteran there well into his nineties. The cold didn’t seem to bother him; he was so animated and eager to talk I couldn’t help but smile. It was rather humbling..I am a veteran but I know I could never measure up to those men. When these exhibits come to your area take the time to go and’s worth your time!#aluminumovercast #b17 #b17flyingfortress #b17bomber #wwii #ww2 #wwiiplane #wwiiplanes
User Image danwils123 Posted: Nov 19, 2017 9:35 PM (UTC)
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User Image usmilitaryhistory Posted: Nov 19, 2017 8:31 PM (UTC)
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This amazing photo from Life magazine gives a great overview of American strategic bomber progression from the 1930s through the 1950s. This picture was snapped at Carswell Air Force Base in 1948 and it includes Air Force bombers from 1936 up through 1948. The first bomber starting counter clockwise from the left is the Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress. The B-17 had long since been phased out as a bomber, but was still in use as a transport and search and rescue aircraft. The next aircraft is a B-29 Superfortress of the 7th Bombardment Wing. The twin engine medium bomber in the middle is the Douglas B-18 Bolo. The B-18 entered service in 1936 as a replacement for the Martin B-10. The B-18 itself was derived from the DC-2 airliner. Obsolete by the outset of World War Two, the B-18 was relegated to antisubmarine patrol duty as well as transport duty during the war. The aircraft at really dominates the photograph is the Convair B-36. The size of the B-36 can really be put into perspective as its 230 foot wingspan absolutely dwarfs its older bomber counterparts. The photo truly puts into perspective how much aircraft and bomber design progressed during the Second World War. The Air Force went from a small converted airliner as its main bomber to the massive intercontinental and nuclear capable B-36 over a span of only twelve years.
User Image peddlerbikeshop Posted: Nov 19, 2017 6:19 PM (UTC)
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User Image caf_sky_puppy Posted: Nov 19, 2017 3:14 AM (UTC)
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Today's view from the office. A shot from the Mustang to the ramp.
#p51mustang #b17flyingfortress #pt17stearman #f4fwildcat
User Image takahirosuzaki Posted: Nov 18, 2017 6:02 PM (UTC)
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#b17flyingfortress #p48
User Image ww2livinghistory Posted: Nov 18, 2017 4:06 PM (UTC)
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World War II aerial combat footage in color! This video shows lives being lost in both sides of the war from the air, a single side is never innocent in war.
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#worldwarii #ww2 #ww2aviation #b17flyingfortress #worldwar2 #aviationdaily #aviationhistory #aviationphotography #avgeek #ww2history #ww2incolor #b26marauder #enginefire #planecrash #guncamerafootage #bf109 #Messerschmitt #axis #allies
User Image motion_rc Posted: Nov 17, 2017 10:54 PM (UTC)
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Got a great deal on the Freewing B-17 for our November Sale! Don't miss this one, link on our bio. #motionrc #freewing #b17flyingfortress #b17 #rc #rcwarbird

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