1091.27a B-17G nose gun turret engines
The next two years (1978) found CAF wing members scrounging junkyards and airfields in search of elusive original parts. Seattle-based Boeing Aerospace provided photos and engineering drawings to make the B-17G restoration as authentic as possible. Boeing even helped install a new nose turret, the first major piece of equipment of the restoration. By 1986, "Sentimental Journey" was an air show favorite, making more than 60 appearances across the U.S. and Canada.
1987 Bob Nelson, original photographs, and 2015 Craig Maas for the scans