Chino Airshow 2006
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (N3509G)
the more well-known American Aircraft of WWII, the Boeing B-17 was
rugged. Carrying a typical crew of 10 and many .50 caliber machine
guns, the Flying Forts labored many hours to take the fight right into
the heart of Germany. Over 12,800 B-17s were made and sadly only about
a dozen or so remain in flyable condition.
This B-17 "Miss Angela" is
owned and flown by the Palm Springs Air Museum. It never saw wartime
service as a bomber, but as a trainer (TB-17) and a VIP transport. It
went through a number of owners over the years before being acquired by
the Palm SpringsAir Musuem.
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