I am looking for any information about this tail no. My uncle, SSgt William James McQuoid, Jr. was KIA over GE 6 miles from the Swiss border on a bombing mission to Zwickau. He was a B-17 Tail Gunner with the 447th BG, 708 Squadron. Initially, he was with the Roy Widstrom crew. ANY information on this tail number, my uncle, or anyone on his crew would be very much appreciated.
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I went out on the ramp at the Oakland airport when I was a kid and got a real good look at her, that was about 1976. In1977 I saw her at the Travis AFB airshow.
As you know, the B-29 "Doc" recently took to the air in Wichita KS. I am curious to know, as I read the article and see your aircraft is "fully restored", does she have the capability to start? What systems have been restored and what systems are static (display only)?
I believe this aircraft was owned by William Penn Patrick from Holiday Magic (Revlon). This aircraft was in Santa Rosa at the old Navy Base for quite some time I think in the late 60s or early 70s and then one day "off it went!" with a film crew from Hollywood filming the departure. I too was there! Steve
Is there is way to find out serial numbers on the .50 caliber machine guns on B17 Serial No. 43-37872 which crashed on January 8, 1945 in Luxembourg. Parts of the plane and the guns are on display at the General Patton Museum in Ettelbruck, Luxembourg and it is trying to verify. My father, Sgt. Robert G. Anderson, was the tail gunner on this plane.
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I was stationed at Lowry AFB when they brought the B-29 in and assembled it. I have some photos shot at different stages of the process (from the yard). It would be incredible to see another flying B-29. When I was at Shepard AFB in 1985, Fifi, the only flying B-29, landed and was there briefly.
Does anyone know if this plane 44-84084 served in WWII as 44-69685?
Robert N. Austin Post 1279 American Legion, Campbell, New York 14821 was chartered in 1947 in honor of Robert N. Austin, the bombadier on the Vulgar Virgin. If you are ever in the area, please stop by our Post. Are there any survivors of this plane still alive? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me 607-937-5536.
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The wife & I are Going to the Mustang & Mustang event in Polk City, Florida anyone else going?
Do we know where the nose section of the Fertile Myrtle is? Is at the fantasy of flight or the sun & fun