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Old 10-27-2010, 06:37 PM   #15
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Hey--it's aluminum, ain't it?

(Lordy--took me a month of hard work to polish my 16 foot trailer. . . howdja like to polish that thing? )

Thanks for the post.
Been there - done that - and if you would like to help polish a B-17 come to Yankee Air Museum's polishing party and help polish Yankee Lady in April.
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:47 PM   #16
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Here is Yankee Lady and a link to Yankee Air Museum's web site.

Yankee Air Museum - B17 Flying Fortress

And this is a link to the photo archives of Yankee Lady

http://public.fotki.com/Kos/members_...ircraft/b-17g/
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:52 PM   #17
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The Greatest Generation.

Tom Brokaw's book said a lot and seeing these guys and gals on TV for an honor flight, well that is a good day.

My Dad was not accepted to the US Army on the first try, they wanted vision in both eyes for some reason, but he got in on the second go around, came out a Sgt. and was stationed for a time on Ascension Island. His brother joined the USMC, became a Corsair pilot shot down twice in Korea, and graduated to Jets, I still have his desk model Fury Jet.

Aviator's story about Mr. Claude Waite going over the checklist, wow.

If you see a Veteran with his proud service cap on, nod, say thanks or offer your hand, I try to as often as I can. At my Son's graduation from Fort Jackson SC this spring, they had a bus load of Vet's as honored guests, took some of them a while to make it into their seats, but we all kept clapping and standing for them.

Thanks to all for the stories and some really nice pics.
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Just new here and came across this post. My Grandpa's job in the second world war was to patch up the B-17's that got shot up on thier bombing missions. Unfortunately he is gone now and I miss him and hearing his stories too. He was stationed in England where he met my Grandmother and got to camp out quite frequently near the White Cliffs of Dover he said to patch em back up. He said if he never had to use another rivet gun it would be too soon. He was lightly hit by a German buzz bomb and was at the hospital when the wounded troops from Normandy were being shipped back. It was the only time I've seen him cry.
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Here is Yankee Lady and a link to Yankee Air Museum's web site.

Yankee Air Museum - B17 Flying Fortress

And this is a link to the photo archives of Yankee Lady

B-17G album | Kos | Fotki.com, photo and video sharing made easy.
I painted the old hangar ,back a fews years ago,in return they took me up in the b-17 and the c-47...what a great trip it was !!!
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