A B-17 Flying Fortress Crashes in Connecticut

October 02, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

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Just heard the awful news this evening that one of the few remaining B-17G Flying Fortress; a World War 2 era bomber has crashed today. The Nine-O-Nine was owned and operated by the Collings Foundation. During World War 2 around 13,000 of these hard working pieces of aviation were built. They were instrumental in the campaigns over Germany during the war. Many brave service men flew the fortress and relied on it to get them to the targets and back home to airfield in England. Growing up I greatly adored aviation of all kinds. I have a fondness for this plane and the stories that surrounded it.

Earlier this summer I was able to see and walk through this B-17 at a local airshow here in Washington state. This is the same aircraft involved in the crash today. Moving through the aircraft front to back gave me a great appreciation for the men who serviced and served on these airplanes. There is not that much room to get around inside. My heart goes out to the people who were injured and also lost their lives today.

 

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More images of the actual B-17G Flying Fortress that crashed here: https://kevinjsalisbury.com/p811686751

The story of "Memphis Belle" 1990 DVD or RENT (The most famous B-17 story) Amazon Prime Video: https://amzn.to/2oBoUvT

The Bomber Boys: "Heroes Who Flew The B-17s in World War II" Amazon.com: https://amzn.to/2nSL6lm

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More images of the actual B-17G Flying Fortress that crashed here: https://kevinjsalisbury.com/p811686751

 

 

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