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November 24, 2019 04:17PM
New details of B–17 crash emerge
October 15, 2019 By Jim Moore

A preliminary NTSB report on the fatal October 2 crash of a vintage Boeing B–17 Flying Fortress in Connecticut includes evidence that the aircraft may have had trouble with more than one of its four engines.



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Needless to say this is awful & shocking for all. I think about the vets that were on this flight. I don't know how I missed this.

Several years ago my brother in law donated to the Collings Foundation and as a perk we were able to take a flight on their B-17 Nine O Nine. The flight went to Morro Bay & around Arroyo Grande & Back to SLO. This was special for many reasons and especially because my dad was a Tail gunner on a B-17 during the war.

A few years later as fortune would have it we were able to take flight on the B-24 All American from SLO to Monterey CA. The All American was the type of plane that my Bro in law's dad flew on during the war. His dad was a radioman/gunner.

Both of our dads planes were shot down...The B-17 barely made it to Sweden after bombing Stettin. The B-24 was shot down over Albania after bombing Ploesti. Pat's dad was a Stalag pow which is a whole other story.

Here are some photos from our flight on the B-17 Nine O Nine and one photo is of the B-17 from the B-24. The B-17 accompanied us to Monterey.






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Crazylegs237November 24, 2019 04:17PM

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SeattleRam103November 24, 2019 05:50PM

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Crazylegs83November 25, 2019 04:47AM

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WhiteHorns82November 28, 2019 05:42PM

  Yes, that sound....

JamesJM62November 28, 2019 06:03PM

  Re: Yes, that sound....

waterfield61December 03, 2019 07:53PM

  this is one of the most famous landmarks in our town

21Dog87November 29, 2019 04:17AM

  I drive past this often... very cool 21. (nm)

RAMbler53December 03, 2019 01:13PM

  That's such a shame.....

sstrams75November 29, 2019 06:21AM

  That was my first impression of the B-17 as well...

JamesJM57December 07, 2019 08:44AM

  Yeah, it was crazy..

sstrams55December 07, 2019 11:22AM

  So where would you have wanted to assigned?

JamesJM43December 07, 2019 11:38AM

  I always wanted to be..

sstrams48December 07, 2019 12:13PM

  When I flew...

JamesJM50December 07, 2019 01:12PM

  The old man's crew

Crazylegs53December 07, 2019 07:41AM