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When Hollywood Ruled The Skies - Volumes 1 through 4 by Bruce Oriss


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:03 pm 
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Hat tip to Scott at AeroVintage. Looks like S.G. will be unveiled tomorrow.

http://aerovintage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=681

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FINALLY!!!! :D

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Great news! A friend and I decided to go to the event, I'm only about an hour away max (barring jam of 405 South). Anybody else showing up from here in California? BDK, maybe you're nearby?, can you get away?
I'll take some pics and post them tomorrow on this thread, hopefully others will be able to make it.

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Excellant! Looking forward to anyone's photos.

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Yes please... any and all photos are most appreciated :)


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TriangleP wrote:
Anybody else showing up from here in California? BDK, maybe you're nearby?, can you get away?
If I can break away from work it's only about 20 minutes away. Maybe around lunchtime.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:26 pm 
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bdk wrote:
TriangleP wrote:
Anybody else showing up from here in California? BDK, maybe you're nearby?, can you get away?
If I can break away from work it's only about 20 minutes away. Maybe around lunchtime.

Brandon, PM sent.

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And so the adventure continues......

Excellent work to all involved. We finally got her home. Now all thats left to do is everything. :wink:

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This is awesome. Those that are going to see her today are really in a special group. You are among the first to see her stateside. Very cool

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You are among the first to see her stateside.


...since 1942. :D

A gigantic, enormous WELL DONE to all involved... I am beyond thrilled that she's finally coming home!

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this is what happens when a group of dedicated people get together for one mission, one vision, one goal. Awesome job

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Great presentation. Met up with Triangle P. A good time was had by all. Might be coaxed to post some photos tonight. If not, I'm sure Jack Cook will scan and post the article from his next issue of Air Classics. I told Michael to autograph it before he puts it in the mail to him.

Didn't know that DT was negotiating for the B-24 Lady Be Good at one time.

P.S. Thanks TAdan for posting this. I never wouold have known/gone otherwise!


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Ditto all bdk said, it was great to see a friendly face there, thanks Brandon! I'll post photos tonite, but I'm confident bdk's will be great. They only presented the forward fuselage for logistical reasons, mounted to a flatbed trailer. They had Swamp Ghost covered with sheets and pulled them off at the end of the presentation, with family members going up first to see and touch it for themselves. The presentation was well thought out, with roughly 65-100 people attending. They had a US Air Force Honor Guard and a flyover by PoFs P-51 and P-40 to start the event (Thanks Mr. Maloney!). Members of the Tallichet family including Dave Tallichet's son and wife spoke as well as the other owner/team member, Alfred Hagen, with retreival team members in attendance. The program was dedicated to the B-17 crew members, veterans and Mr. Tallichet for his perserverance in saving the aircraft. Saw Mr. Maloney attending the presentation and briefly spoke him afterward, as did bdk. I apologize to all readers here that I did not have a clear idea of the names of the original crew members, or to which relative attending was related to which crewmember, or all the retreival team members' names, so I ask for your understanding relating the event to you here. Perhaps others attending can post that info and fill that in for us. Bombardier Richard Oliver's widow Linda was present with her son, both speaking, as was one other crew member's daughter who also spoke. There were members of the 43rd Bomb Group attending (sons of Group veterans), original members of the team that retreived the B-17 from the swamp, and others. I spoke to several other interested folks including one friendly WIX lurker (I'll send you a note tonight!). Welcome home, Swamp Ghost.
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Will it be at Thunder? :axe:

just joking (kind of). Can't wait to see some pictures.

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bdk wrote:
Great presentation. Met up with Triangle P. A good time was had by all. Might be coaxed to post some photos tonight. If not, I'm sure Jack Cook will scan and post the article from his next issue of Air Classics. I told Michael to autograph it before he puts it in the mail to him.

Didn't know that DT was negotiating for the B-24 Lady Be Good at one time.

P.S. Thanks TAdan for posting this. I never wouold have known/gone otherwise!


Do you have any connection with Jack Cook? We've been trying to get a corsair shot with re-enactor in a war bird magazine for some time now. We just had the Corsairs over Connecticut 2010 event with some wonderful shots of me in period corsair gear in corsair cockpits. Something that hasin't happened since the 40's.

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