B17

A story of determination and can’t fail attitude bring a B17 home. The B-17 was the backbone of USAAF in WW2 a true work horse. They brave men that flew these and other aircraft during WW2 are freaking heroes.

“They survived six weeks of struggling on foot, fighting malaria and terrible heat. When the crew was reunited with American troops, these heroic individuals were immediately assigned to another aircraft and were flying again within a week.
Coincidentally, the B-17E was assigned to the Kangaroo Squadron, which flew into Pearl Harbor from San Francisco during the Japanese attack on December 7, 1941. This occurrence contributed to the disaster because U.S. radar personnel on Hawaii assumed the incoming Japanese attack wave represented the squadron’s expected arrival”

The aircraft was recovered and is on display in Hawaii.

Time for a C-Gar

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