WW II BOMBERS EXHIBIT


Photographic Art by Peter Jaye

1996 petej@gate.net


B17 "NINE-O-NINE"

This airframe is named after the original Nine-O-Nine which was assigned to combat duty on February 25, 1944. Nine-O-Nine flew 140 missions without an abort nor loss of crewmen, despite fighter and flak damage. She made 18 trips to Berlin, among many other targets, dropped 562,000 lbs of bombs and flew 1,129 hours. This particular airframe came off the line too late for the war but flew with the USAF Air-Sea Rescue Service and Military Air Transport Service before being assigned duty related to atomic testing.


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B24 "ALL AMERICAN"

This old gal was named after the original All American. On a July 25, 1944 mission, the All American crew shot down 14 enemy fighters. On October 4, 1944, she was lost over Yugoslavia -- all of the crew survived. This airframe came off the line August 1944 and was turned over to the RAF in October 1944. She flew combat missions in the Pacific until the end of the war. Thereafter she flew as a patrol bomber for India until 1968.


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The NINE-O-NINE and the ALL AMERICAN are owned by:

The foundation would be happy to provide information on tax free contributions as well as price lists for B17 and B24 mementos.



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