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User Image spacecadet2000 Posted: Nov 24, 2017 8:37 PM (UTC)
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“MAYDAY MADAY! We’re going down!” 🔥🔥🔥✈️💥💥
-Not all Black Friday stories have to do with shopping. 😰
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#B17 #B17FlyingFortress #MaydayMayday #ToyAirForce #TinySpaceships #MySpaceships #ToyGalaxy #ToyPhotography #ToysAndPhones
User Image sillylandshark Posted: Nov 24, 2017 1:55 AM (UTC)
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Saw the awesome B-17 Sentimental Journey while I was in Arizona! She was absolutely beautiful!

#ww2 #commemorativeairforce #sentimentaljourney #b17 #b17flyingfortress #airplane #bomber
User Image iscalemodel Posted: Nov 23, 2017 8:33 PM (UTC)
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Thought I’d throw this together for some fun tonight! Just pushed together at mo as I’ve a plan for it #mengmodels #mengkids #b17flyingfortress #b17
User Image mig0su Posted: Nov 23, 2017 4:22 PM (UTC)
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User Image muratserdaroglu Posted: Nov 23, 2017 3:14 PM (UTC)
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Thanks to my dear Captain @akinhos who found out about This amazing museum, we had a fun layover... all the warbirds that are in display are in a good condition and they fly, if you book in advance their pilots take you out for a ride ✈️ #lonestarflightmuseum #warbirds #b25 #dc3 #b17flyingfortress #b25mitchell #douglasdc3 #avgeek #instagramaviation #museum #houston #texas
The beauty of the beast.. Just something about a B-17 roaring through the sky that's so pretty. Collings Foundation's well flown B-17G Flying Fortress 'Nine O Nine' over the Pacific Ocean in May of this year with Robert Pinksten at the controls.
#aviation #aviationphotography #avgeek #airtoair #air2air #ww2 #worldwar2 #collingsfoundation #wingsoffreedomtour #boeing #b17flyingfortress #warbird #canon #photography #canon_photos
© Britt Dietz - http://www.warbird-photos.com
User Image nitrousoutlaw427 Posted: May 10, 2017 1:06 AM (UTC)
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Boeing B-17G-35-VE 42-97880 code DF-F “Little Miss Mischief” of the 91st bomb Group, 324th BS (Bomber Squadron). She joined the group in 1944. Her first pilot who was Joe Bessolo, gave her the nickname "Little Miss Mischief", and went on to fly 27 of his 28 combat missions in her. Her nose art is based on George Petty's Esquire centerfolds, and was painted by the 91st Bomber Group's Tony Starcer.

#B17 #flyingfortress #b17flyingfortress #boeing #bomber #heavybomber #littlemissmistress #aluminumovercast #cityofsavannah #warbird #warbirds #ww2 #b17heavybomber #armyaircorps #ww2aviation #boeingb17 #boeingb17bomber #boeingb17g #usaac #warbirdaviation #keepemflying #themightyeighth
User Image mercuryman2005 Posted: Nov 22, 2017 10:12 PM (UTC)
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Finished painting the B17 Flying Fortress model. Looks awesome with the metallic silver paint. What other car or airplane models should I paint next?#flyingfortress #b17 #b17flyingfortress #model #airplanemodel #airplanemodel #models #sclaemodel #scalemodels
WW2 tail chase, Boeing B-17G "Sally B" and Douglas C-47's at Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 24/09/17 for #dailythemetag #WWII_Wednesday with @robyn_pf
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#sallyb #b17flyingfortress #b17preservationltd #dakota #c47 #dc3 #douglasc47 #iwmduxford @imperialwarmuseums
User Image woodsytaylor Posted: Nov 22, 2017 7:03 PM (UTC)
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Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude and family near and far, past and present. I just returned from a visit with Mom who told more stories about my Dad who passed away 20 years ago. Here are 3 photos…Dad, 1940, when he earned his wings and became a B17 bomber pilot. He solemnly presented Mom a copy of the wings (next photo), (now in her jewelry drawer), and proposed soon after. They were married in 1942, when he got a 2 day leave from the Army Air Corps. Soon he headed for England in the first group of B17 bomber pilots to join the war. When Mom was in the labor room giving birth to my brother (1943, while Pop was in North Africa), this photo was stolen from her bedside table. Luckily she had another copy! Last photo, Pop saw my brother Tom for the first time when T was 9 months old. @claudiataylor3737 @ctaylor1790 @charlieca2 @sarawoods414 @amandalars1205 #familyheirloom #treasured #wwii #mydad #gratitude #familytreasures #b17 #b17flyingfortress #armyaircorps #shouldbecooking #happythanksgiving
User Image photog130 Posted: Nov 22, 2017 6:34 PM (UTC)
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Another for the #DailyThemeTag of #wwii_wednesday with @robyn_pf .
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2017 Atlanta Warbird Weekend, Commemorative Air Force event honoring the “Tuskegee Airmen” -
A preserved Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Aluminum Overcast” sits under morning overcast skies for the Sunrise shoot. From EAA, Oshkosh - decked out in the colors of The 398th Bomb Group
Canon EOS 6D,
Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
#warbird #aviation #canon #aircraft #vintage #b17 #b17flyingfortress #boeing #canon_photos #ww2 #airshowphotography #avgeek #aviationgeek #eos6D #usarmy #armyaircorps #canonphotography #bomber #flyingfortress #teamcanon #militaryaircraft #avgeekphoto #monochrome #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #instagramaviation #canon6d #398th
User Image ww2_throughtheireyes Posted: Nov 22, 2017 4:42 PM (UTC)
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Hal Kimber Hughes was born August 21, 1922 in Greenville, Texas. The son of Thomas Oscar Hughes and Grace Jewell Stoke Hughes, he had an older sister and  brother and two younger sisters. He grew up in Dallas, where his family had moved to in 1926, and attended Woodrow Wilson Highschool. He was heavily involved in sports and participated in tennis, track, football, and baseball. Hal was also a member of his high school's Physics club and theatre group, a class vice-president, and a member of the ROTC and YMCA. He graduated in 1941 and got a job working as a routeman.
Hal enlisted in the US Army Air Force on March 19, 1942. He underwent training at Hondo, Texas and Great Falls, Montana before being sent overseas in July 1943. He served as a navigator with the 571st Bomb Squadron, 390th Bomb Group (Heavy) based at RAF Framlingham,  England.

On October 10, 1943 Lt. Hal Hughes took part in the massive daylight bombing raid on Münster, Germany. He was the navigator aboard the Boeing B17F 42-30826 "Spirit of the Union Pacific" (TN: 230826) piloted by Capt. Robert Short. The crew's usual plane (B17F 42-30332, "Short Stuff) was out of service undergoing repairs so they were assigned "Union of the Pacific" for the Münster raid.
At approximately 1 pm at around an estimated 25,000+ feet, just before turning on target over Münster, the bomber was struck by either a flak burst or by fire from a Messerschmitt BF109 piloted by Leo-Lothar Barann. The number 3 engine was hit and caught fire and the vertical stabilizer was blown apart. Attempts to control the fire proved futile and the flames quickly spread. The pilot ordered his crew to bail out as the wing buckled and the bomber began it's death spiral towards earth. Nine parachutes were spotted before the plane exploded moments later. It crashed on the Stadtbaumer Farm along Schiffahrter Damm, near Ostbrevern. *Continued below*

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