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Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress (N7227C)

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Greg Byington
Great shot, Ron!
Ron Harper Photo Uploader
Thank you!
Dave Sheehy
Well timed and posted, Ron! 5*
ian mcdonell
very nicely framed
cboginsk
Great contrast well done. Happy Veterans Day.
Ron Harper Photo Uploader
Thanks to everyone!
Patrick SERSOUB
superbe
serge LOTH
Nice Shot Ron!! that's an aircraft!!! I lflew personnally on the "Pink Lady" now grounded in La Ferté.(France)
jthyland
Quite a bird. Dear Old Dad (RIP)was an engine mech on the 1830 at Bradley Field (KBFD) during WWII. He would tell me they would come back from Europe all shot-up he would overhaul engines and send them back. It's amazing some are still airworthy.
roland pfeifer
I always wished during WWII when I was about 5 or 6 years old that I was old enough to fly one of these, But they didn't let kids that young go to war.OH WELL Now 81 & to late.
Jack Mabry
A beautiful warbird, that shot a heck of a lot of Luftwaffe fighters out of the sky.
James Fassinger
Really Great Plane never let them die.
Michael Rogers
one of my favorite planes from WW2.. GREAT SHOT
Neil Klapthor
Beautiful shot Ron! My favorite old warbird.

My father-in-law was on his very first mission as a copilot on a B17 over Italy when they were hit by flak. Everyone was able to bail out and the plane flew on, eventually crashing into a large volcanic lake (Lake Bolsena). About 4 years ago, Italian researchers discovered and raised the ball turret gun from about 300 feet down, almost totally intact, guns weren't even bent. Further research was able to identify and match the crew with that aircraft and we learned all the stories of what happened to them all after bailout. Fascinating stuff.
Dennis Bishop
Lucky background on this shot. Nice Touch Ron!
James Wallace
This airplane brought the 3rd Reich to its knees I just a few years.God Bless the men that flew it and the Americans who built it
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