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Old 06-13-2011, 09:19 PM   #1
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Well, one of the all-time most bad *** aircraft was lost today...one of the last few airworthy B-17s. This was the Liberty Bell. Some of you may remember me posting pics of a B-17 not too long ago, and I'm sad to say...it was her :( I'm glad I got to see, hear and watch it fly pretty recently. I got to go inside and look at everything and marvel.

More pictures that I took here- http://www.flickr.com/photos/3026821...7626831862777/


Liberty Bell in-flight by AnonymousNamelss, on Flickr

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The only loss that made me sadder was that crew that pulled a nearly new b29 out of the ice, got it ready to ferry, and had it catch fire as they were taxing out.

Story is here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kee_Bird
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Oh that sucks. To think that one person's shortcut fix destroyed it...
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damn that sucks. :(
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That's one less of an awesome aircraft. I've gotten to see one fly before at the EAA airshow, very cool...just imagine being the poor bastard on the ground when 300+ of those were flying overhead.
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The only loss that made me sadder was that crew that pulled a nearly new b29 out of the ice, got it ready to ferry, and had it catch fire as they were taxing out.

Story is here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kee_Bird
I think Discovery Channel (or someone) had documentary footage of this. I was told someone here at work watched it years ago. Still remember the sad story...
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