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Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress

By Htam

2016_TAM_0190_D7100@ Moffett Federal Airfield, Moffett Field, CA

May 2016

Moffett Field is a regular stopover for the Collings Foundation’s annual “Wings of Freedom” tour with their B-17, B-24, B-25 and TP-51 warbirds.  This B-17, “Nine-O-Nine”, was delivered in April 1945, too late for combat but she did serve in Air/Sea rescue and military transport duties.  In 1952, this aircraft was subjected to three nuclear bomb explosions and allowed to cool off for 13 years before being sold for scrap.  This B-17 was named “Nine-O-Nine” in honor of a 91st Bomb Group, 323rd Squadron plane of the same name which completed 140 missions without an abort or loss of a crewman.  Nikon D7100 w/80-400mm, processed with Aperture.

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress

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