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Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress (N7227C)


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Greg Byington
Great shot, Ron!
Ron HarperPhoto Uploader
Thank you!
Dave Sheehy
Well timed and posted, Ron! 5*
ian mcdonell
very nicely framed
Great contrast well done. Happy Veterans Day.
Ron HarperPhoto Uploader
Thanks to everyone!
serge LOTH
Nice Shot Ron!! that's an aircraft!!! I lflew personnally on the "Pink Lady" now grounded in La Ferté.(France)
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
jesse kyzer
1944 BOEING B-17G
THANK YOU! to everyone who help keep these Ol birds flying.
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
26-Oct-2020 UnknownHooks Mem ()Conroe-North Houston Rgnl () 11:58 CDT 12:18 CDT (?) 0:19
25-Oct-2020 UnknownNear Galveston, TXHooks Mem () First seen 16:44 CDT Last seen 17:26 CDT 0:42
25-Oct-2020 UnknownNear Galveston, TXGalveston Scholes Intl () First seen 14:30 CDT Last seen 14:52 CDT 0:22
24-Oct-2020 UnknownNear Galveston, TXNear Galveston, TX First seen 17:55 CDT 18:38 CDT 0:43
24-Oct-2020 UnknownNear Galveston, TXNear Galveston, TX First seen 16:19 CDT Last seen 16:40 CDT 0:20
23-Oct-2020 UnknownConroe-North Houston Rgnl ()Galveston Scholes Intl () 12:44 CDT 13:32 CDT (?) 0:47
18-Oct-2020 UnknownMcKinney National ()Conroe-North Houston Rgnl () 17:30 CDT 18:47 CDT (?) 1:17
18-Oct-2020 UnknownMcKinney National ()Near Dallas, TX 15:40 CDT Last seen 16:02 CDT 0:21
18-Oct-2020 UnknownMcKinney National ()Near Dallas, TX 11:30 CDT Last seen 11:52 CDT 0:21
17-Oct-2020 UnknownMcKinney National ()McKinney National () 16:10 CDT 16:31 CDT (?) 0:20
17-Oct-2020 UnknownMcKinney National ()Near Dallas, TX 11:38 CDT Last seen 12:02 CDT 0:23
16-Oct-2020 UnknownNear Houston, TXNear Dallas, TX First seen 16:53 CDT Last seen 18:07 CDT 1:13
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