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Old 08-21-2003, 06:14 AM   #85
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My future Bambi (still looking) will be called "Stormy Weather" after the B-17 that my father piloted during WWII. The license plate will read "42-38005". Anyone interested in 'the rest of the story' can check out www.stormyweather.dk
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Old 08-21-2003, 08:41 AM   #86
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What's in a name?

Our A/S is parked at our daughter's home while we work on it. Our son-in-law calls it The Culvert....it has stuck and we can't think of it by any other name now.
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We kind of live out in the middle of nowhere, the only air service we have are those little prop jets. We call them "flying culverts"
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Old 08-21-2003, 09:49 AM   #88
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My future Bambi (still looking) will be called "Stormy Weather" after the B-17 that my father piloted during WWII. The license plate will read "42-38005". Anyone interested in 'the rest of the story' can check out www.stormyweather.dk
WOW! great read and great name.

Is your Dad Capt Clay? He's really famous.

I love the B-17's one of my favorite planes of all time. I was hoping to find a picture of the nose art. Did it have any?

Hmm did some research and came up with one. Further reading indicates it's not the same plane. the SN" was 42-37xxxx. Maybe this plane was lost and the 42-38005 was SW II. Or the other way around.


Reading what I did come up with I think that a lot of people web sites don't have all or sometimes correct information.
Here is the one shot I did come up with outside the SW site. You can see the 42-37xxxx SN#


Off your SW site.




Hmmmmm maybe we shoudl start putting Nose are on our Airstreams
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Old 08-21-2003, 01:13 PM   #89
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Great thread!

My wife named our tow vehicle "Betty", and the A/S "Boop". At a flea market we found a delightful decal of the curvacious cartoon character, which we'll place beside the door.
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Curiously, with the B17 picture from 59toaster, the name given to my old silver bullet is " Airstream bell " that sound as memphis bell.
So my french plate is 27 BEL , 27 for the 27' and BEL because this A/S is, in french, "belle "; All people say about my A/S that she is " belle " so We decide to take the name of Airstream bell .

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Old 08-21-2003, 01:58 PM   #91
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b-17's used to be called the flying prostitute....because they had no visible means of support.....get it?......
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Nase art ...

I think some nose art on all our rugs would be a great idea ... I'll be adding some gun ports as well.
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Actually a top turret would look extremely cool!
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Yes, Capt. Clay is my father. Don't know how famous he is but he's 85 years old and still going strong!
Your suggestion that perhaps SW 42-38005 was SWII is intriguing. I've seen the 42-37xxx photo before but never realized how similar the lettering is on both planes. It's uncanny! Thanks for your post.
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"Actually a top turret would look extremely cool!?

Very cool, indeed ... I just have to have one.

My father as well was a B17 pilot ... dided just this year at the ripe old age of 83 ... I miss him dearly.
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Yes, Capt. Clay is my father. Don't know how famous he is but he's 85 years old and still going strong!
Your suggestion that perhaps SW 42-38005 was SWII is intriguing. I've seen the 42-37xxx photo before but never realized how similar the lettering is on both planes. It's uncanny! Thanks for your post.
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Well for those of us into the B-17 he's famous because of that crash landing. From my understanding at the time of the crash that was the first crew to survive a crash in enemy territory. I think it was even mentioned on the SW site.

I looked around some more and it looks like the dates of the Second "Stormy Weather" are listed AFTER the SW the your dad crashed. My guess is this was a tribute to your dad's crew if I had to guess. Judging from the SN# it appears the second SW is actually a older plane then the SW your dad flew.

There are a couple documented cases of planes being renamed after planes that were lost. Sometimes it was because the plane was lost and the crew was put on another plane and named it the same. Some as a tribute to a lost crew and plane.


Here is the link where that picture came from. The people who posted that do not know where that obvious second Stormy Weather plane went. Heck you might ask your dad. He might know about the second one. I sure would love to know and I bet the folks on that web site would like to know as well.
Here is a link to the site I found that picture on.
http://www.447bg.com/library/aircraft/ac_mystery_1.html
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re: trailer name

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Guess her name...

In the 1960's a local bread company , Sunbeam Bread, donated a baby elephant to the Audubon Zoo. She was extremely popular and was with us for many years. Everyone went to the zoo " to see Miss Sunbeam." I thought she was the greatest thing ever and have fond memories of her. When she grew up she looked
a little like a Caravel. (Or vice versa.)


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