By the time production of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress ended in May 1945, 12,731 had been built by Boeing, Douglas, and Lockheed subsidiary Vega Aircraft. Of those fewer than 50 remain… Only about dozen are still airworthy. I’ve photographed two of them the Nine-O-Nine and the Aluminum Overcast. The Aluminum Overcast is owned by […]
The Collings Foundation’s annual Wings of Freedom tour is a living history display that brings the backbone of American air power in Europe during World War II — the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Consolidated B-24 Liberator, and North American P-51 Mustang to dozens of cities each year. I used to make the trip up to […]
Of the 18,482 B-24 Liberators built during World War Two just 17 remain, of those just three are airworthy. It’s a similar story for the B-17 Flying Fortress and the B-25 Mitchell, of thousands built during the only handful remain, that’s one the reason I take every opportunity I can to photograph these great old […]
I captured these photos of World War II era aircraft, a Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress, a Consolidated B-24J Liberator and a North American B-25J Mitchell at Waterbury-Oxford Airport on August 8 & 9, 2006. The Collings Foundation operates them as flying museums, that tour the country visiting dozens of cities every year.