Thousands of B-17 Bombers Parked at Kingman, Arizona, Soon After WWII

War birds parked at Kingman, Arizona, soon after WWII

B-17 909 was one of the lucky ones and is still flying today.

See the video below.

Thousands of B-17 Bombers Parked at Kingman, Arizona, Soon After WWII







War birds parked at Kingman, Arizona, soon after WWII.
War birds parked at Kingman, Arizona, soon after WWII.

 

War birds parked at Kingman, Arizona, soon after WWII.  This photo was taken shortly after the end of the war.  Most of these spectacular and valiant B-17 bombers were sold to salvage companies shortly after the war.  They were reprocessed into all kind of metal products.  More than likely something used by everyone today has a little piece of history in it.

B-17 909 was one of the lucky ones and is still flying today. See the video below.




 

My flight in the B17 bomber with Chris Miller

Posted by Damien Collins on Thursday, February 1, 2018


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War Birds Parked at Kingman, Arizona, Soon After WWII

War birds parked at Kingman, Arizona, soon after WWII.  This photo was taken shortly after the end of the war.  Most of these spectacular and valiant B-17 bombers were sold to salvage companies shortly after the war.  They were reprocessed into all kind of metal products.  More than likely something used by everyone today has a little piece of history in it.




War birds parked at Kingman, Arizona, soon after WWII.
War birds parked at Kingman, Arizona, soon after WWII.

 

War birds parked at Kingman, Arizona, soon after WWII.  This photo was taken shortly after the end of the war.  Most of these spectacular and valiant B-17 bombers were sold to salvage companies shortly after the war.  They were reprocessed into all kind of metal products.  More than likely something used by everyone today has a little piece of history in it.





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Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Line-Up

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses lined-up at Salina Air Base in Salina, Kansas during WWII.
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses lined-up at Salina Air Base in Salina, Kansas during WWII.

 

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses lined-up at Salina Air Base in Salina, Kansas during WWII.  PHOTOGRAPHER / CREDIT: U.S. Air Force




Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses lined-up at Salina Air Base in Salina, Kansas during WWII.
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses lined-up at Salina Air Base in Salina, Kansas during WWII.





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Crew of the Boeing B-17 Fortress Man-O-War

Crew of the Boeing B-17 Fortress Man-O-War
Crew of the Boeing B-17 Fortress Man-O-War

 

The crew of the Boeing B-17 Fortress “Man-O-War” from the 323rd Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group, 8th Air Force. This aircraft was shot down by Hptm Johannes Naumann on a mission to Kassel (Germany), crashing at Opijnen, Holland, on 30 July 1943. Eight of the crew were killed, two became prisoners.




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