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A B-17 with five engines


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Now that is somethign I have honestly never seen. Thank you for posting!

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Intact ["out of the woodwork"] Marine Corps combat groups from WWII.

 

Unique items signed by many Marines from one unit, or inscribed with combat history.

 

Marine Corps valor recipient items.

 

Souvenirs taken by Marines with exceptional background and/or unique stories/documentation.

 

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ViewfinderGyrene

What's even better is that B-17 is being restored in Ohio (about 90 minutes from me) as Champaign Lady!

http://www.champaignaviationmuseum.org/#!b-17/c24uk

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Damn that's amazing! Are they restoring it to have 5 engines, as a prototype?!

***Items from unit called 8th Field Depot***

[Most frequently-sought unit because of family connection]

 

Intact ["out of the woodwork"] Marine Corps combat groups from WWII.

 

Unique items signed by many Marines from one unit, or inscribed with combat history.

 

Marine Corps valor recipient items.

 

Souvenirs taken by Marines with exceptional background and/or unique stories/documentation.

 

Marine Ship Detachment items from major naval engagements and those that warrant stars to ETO ribbon.

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Very cool. I had never seen this before.

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No, back to WW2 B-17G standards. I was there last fall, I need to go back:

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Always wonderful to see one of these old giants being preserved!

***Items from unit called 8th Field Depot***

[Most frequently-sought unit because of family connection]

 

Intact ["out of the woodwork"] Marine Corps combat groups from WWII.

 

Unique items signed by many Marines from one unit, or inscribed with combat history.

 

Marine Corps valor recipient items.

 

Souvenirs taken by Marines with exceptional background and/or unique stories/documentation.

 

Marine Ship Detachment items from major naval engagements and those that warrant stars to ETO ribbon.

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Post WWII turbo-prop engine development program.

I think a total of three were modified by three different engine companies.

Liberty Belle was one of the aircraft that was once modified.

One of the test pilots from back in the day, that flew what became Liberty Belle,

rode with me once on a flight from Hartford to Bridgeport on the Belle.

He had some interesting stories to say the least...

 

John

...and on the eighth day, God created the radial engine...

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If I am not mistaken, this particular aircraft was heavily damaged by a tornado at the Bradley Air Museum at Windsor Locks CT back in the early 1980's. When I saw it in 1991, it was still sitting with the aft fuselage torn off. Great to see it coming back to life!

 

-Ski

In Memory Of......
Pte Harold Griffiths, 1805, 1/6th Manchester Regt, KIA June 4th, 1915 in Gallipoli
Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres
May they rest in peace.....

MSgt - USAF Retired

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I share with you the link with photos for this curious and unusual version of the Flying Fortress, used to test the Wright XT-35 Typhoon engine. I hope you enjoy.

 

 

http://aviacaoemfloripa.blogspot.com.br/2011/01/boeing-b-17-modificadas.html

 

 

Cheers.

 

Sven

 

Hi Sven. Great photos.

 

I see you're into simming as well; I caught your thread over at M4T. Kurfurst can be a little crusty, eh?

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Was fortunate to actually see this aircraft in operation. The one and only time I was able to attend the Indianapolis 500 Time Trials was in 1955. You guessed it, the 5-engine B-17 over flew the Indianapolis Speedway several week end. For got to mention when it flew over, was only flying with one engine. Impressive sight.

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If I am not mistaken, this particular aircraft was heavily damaged by a tornado at the Bradley Air Museum at Windsor Locks CT back in the early 1980's. When I saw it in 1991, it was still sitting with the aft fuselage torn off. Great to see it coming back to life!

 

-Ski

1979 but close enough. terrible thing to have happen. must have been a nightmare...

 

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"America shall win the war. Therefore, I will work. I will save. I will sacrifice. I will endure. I will fight cheerfully and do my utmost, as if the whole issue of the struggle depended on me alone." -Martin A. Treptow Jake L.

NO ONE IN HISTORY HAS EVER CHOKED TO DEATH FROM SWALLOWING THEIR PRIDE.


Heaven help me, how I miss my friend

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Yep, that was it. A real tragedy.

 

-Ski

In Memory Of......
Pte Harold Griffiths, 1805, 1/6th Manchester Regt, KIA June 4th, 1915 in Gallipoli
Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres
May they rest in peace.....

MSgt - USAF Retired

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Yep, that was it. A real tragedy.

 

-Ski

i heard its wreckage was traded for a air worthy b25

"America shall win the war. Therefore, I will work. I will save. I will sacrifice. I will endure. I will fight cheerfully and do my utmost, as if the whole issue of the struggle depended on me alone." -Martin A. Treptow Jake L.

NO ONE IN HISTORY HAS EVER CHOKED TO DEATH FROM SWALLOWING THEIR PRIDE.


Heaven help me, how I miss my friend

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1979 but close enough. terrible thing to have happen. must have been a nightmare...

 

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Wow.... saddest photo I've seen all week.


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Always looking for AAC & AAF flight gear. With a focus on Aleutian and ETO theaters.

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Wow.... saddest photo I've seen all week.

a few more...

 

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"America shall win the war. Therefore, I will work. I will save. I will sacrifice. I will endure. I will fight cheerfully and do my utmost, as if the whole issue of the struggle depended on me alone." -Martin A. Treptow Jake L.

NO ONE IN HISTORY HAS EVER CHOKED TO DEATH FROM SWALLOWING THEIR PRIDE.


Heaven help me, how I miss my friend

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the B17 after the tornado

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"America shall win the war. Therefore, I will work. I will save. I will sacrifice. I will endure. I will fight cheerfully and do my utmost, as if the whole issue of the struggle depended on me alone." -Martin A. Treptow Jake L.

NO ONE IN HISTORY HAS EVER CHOKED TO DEATH FROM SWALLOWING THEIR PRIDE.


Heaven help me, how I miss my friend

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