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B-17G Flying Fortress "Aluminum Overcast"

July 19th & 20 (Tuesday & Wednesday) I toured this World War II bomber at the Fargo Air Museum. Tuesday I didn't have much time so I visited on my lunch hour. I met up with my friend Bob Nelson who was photographing the bomber's interior. It was very hot day. We cooled off inside the Air Museum where they were working on a Super Corsair. We took some photos before crossing the street for lunch.

Wednesday I arrived as the Air Museum opened. I stayed long enough to watch passengers board and the aircraft taxi to the runaway. I parked on the other side of 19th Avenue to photograph the bomber on take off. (Some descriptions are from Wikipedia.com)

Tail View

Tail View

Bearcat

Bearcat

Big W

Big W

Rear Gunsight

Rear Gunsight

Machine Gun Shadows

Machine Gun Shadows

The Rear Gunner Is A Dummie

The Rear Gunner Is A Dummie

Fortress Back

Fortress Back

Yellow Hat Observation Port

Yellow Hat Observation Port

Belly Turret

Belly Turret

Upper Turret

Upper Turret

Open Belly Turret

Open Belly Turret

Bellly Turret Interior

Bellly Turret Interior

Wing Cleaners

Wing Cleaners

Light Clouds

Light Clouds

Cyclone Engine

Cyclone Engine

Rusty Exhaust

Rusty Exhaust

Chin Guns

Chin Guns

Underwing Vent

Underwing Vent

Fuel Vent

Fuel Vent

Kids At Work

Kids At Work

Categories & Keywords
Category:Transportation
Subcategory:Airplanes
Subcategory Detail:Military
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