Cargo Of Believers

Posted Thursday, June 16, 2011, at 10:38 AM
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  • thanks Brian, have seen it before but still think its a great post. IMHO, I believe the B-17 Flying Fortress and, for the jet age, the B-52 StratoFortress are two of the finest aircraft ever built. I am referring to bomber aircraft; fighter aircraft is another story.

    -- Posted by doodle bug on Thu, Jun 16, 2011, at 1:47 PM
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    Hard to argue with your choices DB... The B-52 is only 6 months younger than me now, and in this age of replace everything, the lasting power of the Stratofortress is unmatched by any military aircraft as far as I know. The US Air Force has the B-52 scheduled to remain in service through AT LEAST 2040... 85 years after the first one rolled out the assembly plant doors.

    The B-17 Flying Fortress... legendary survivalist!

    This web site has some photos of damaged "Forts" that made it back somehow... http://www.daveswarbirds.com/b-17/contents.htm

    -- Posted by Brian Hoag on Thu, Jun 16, 2011, at 2:42 PM
  • Brian, I am setting here smiling ear to ear, right now. When I was posting my poem about WW-ll, I had planned on posting that photo as the Avatar, but my echo-chamber told me to use the B-25, as the B-17 would be used later...(^8, and you did, very well. As a child of the era, I loved all the aircraft, but especially the Bombers.

    Thanks.

    -- Posted by Navyblue on Thu, Jun 16, 2011, at 7:41 PM
  • Brian, thanks for the link. Awesome pix. After looking at the pix, easy to see why the B-17 had the reputation of bringing men home.

    -- Posted by doodle bug on Fri, Jun 17, 2011, at 8:34 AM
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