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B-17 "Bad Penny"

Started by Steindaddie , Aug 27 2017 05:38 PM

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#1 Steindaddie

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 05:38 PM

Interesting photo snapped from another B-17 over England. The aircraft in question, "Bad Penny" was part of the 324th Bomb Squadron, and, as the photo caption states, was used as a camera ship in the filming of Memphis Belle. Judging by the aircraft's position, and the gathered crowd, it seems the "Bad Penny" has lived up to its namesake, and upon returning from a mission has had an "eventful" arrival. 

 

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 04:27 AM

an F model and looks to have the tail gunners glass blown out ...and maybe a stretcher on the right waist?



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Posted 28 August 2017 - 06:23 AM

Think I would say its Lucky Penny after that run.

Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 08:12 AM

Another photo of "Bad Penny"

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 08:26 AM

http://www.americana...om/aircraft/381



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:13 AM

Interesting to see the medium green scallop type camo on dome on some areas & not on others. Looks like the ailerons and one of the horizontal stabilizers were replaced at some point. Great photo!

 

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 12:07 PM

Interesting to see Red Cliburn as the pilot of "Bad Penny" .  He was the pilot of "quitchurbitchen" which got shot up pretty bad on one mission that it was retired.  I have the only picture of "quitchurbitchen" I think. Quitchurbitchen 324th.png




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