Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Uploaded: March 18, 2020 | Entered: March 18, 2020 13:25:53

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I took this near Tucson Airport as this B-17 took off with free 30 minute flights for WWII veterans. Our local paper said that there were several vets here that were former crew members of B-17's in WWII that flew on this B-17 today. This plane was used in the movie Memphis Bell. From the Green Valley News, "The Boeing B-17 is in Tucson this week representing the Liberty Foundation, a non-profit group that keeps the memories and experiences of World War II veterans alive through what it calls a living, flying museum. The B-17’s role in helping win the war is heavily documented. Capable of hitting hard and reaching deep into enemy territory, thousands were sent aloft with 10-man crews into the heart of the war. They came equipped with four engines, ball and top turrets, thirteen .50-caliber guns and a range of 1,850 miles. In all nearly 13,000 B-17s were produced from 1935 to 1945, and more than one-third were lost in combat."

Exif: Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D750; Shutter Speed: 1/2000; Aperture: f/5.6; ISO: 250; Orientation: 1; Date: 2020:03:18 13:18:45

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