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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 11:45 pm 
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Apparently has departed Chino already for points unknown. Maybe check I-10 eastbound?

I was hoping they would paint Casper on the side with big "Swamp Ghost" lettering encircling the cartoon for the unveiling, but was seriously disappointed!


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:50 am 
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Great news, and great pics everybody!

She certainly has been gutted. Were any of the internal fittings recovered with the airframe, or was she picked clean by souvenier hunters prior to recovery?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:34 am 
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RyanShort1 wrote:
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I have one simple request to who ever restores it, wether it be a flyer or static.


NO CHEESY NOSE ART!!!!!!! NO CUTESY NAMES!!!!! :evil:

Thank you! :D

I second that motion. That would be awesome, though from a "branding" point of view, that kind of thing does lend itself to folks buying stuff to support it.

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Third. And the motion passes. :)

I'd say paint it in it's original markings. If it had no art during the war, the nose stays blank. Put some "nose art" on a poster next to the plane if you have to. There are very few surviving combat vet B-17s like Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby, Swoose, Memphis Belle, etc. (Not sure about The Pink Lady's markings?) and they're painted in their original markings. Why not this one?

I got chills looking at TriangleP's photos; it's almost like a time capsule. Remarkable how well preserved the plane is considering it's location for the past 7 decades. I wonder if the trailer carrying the fuse could find it's way to Thunder?

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It looks awesome. Glad to see it out of the swamp. Is the work going to be done at Pima? I thought I heard Pima at one time.

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was this the b-17 that was burned sitting there?

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was this the b-17 that was burned sitting there?


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I think this is the aircraft you are thinking of:

http://www.aerovintage.com/forum/viewto ... ?f=1&t=541

http://taylorempireairways.com/2009/10/ ... singalemu/

http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b-17/41-9234.html


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Jesse C. wrote:
I have one simple request to who ever restores it, wether it be a flyer or static.


NO CHEESY NOSE ART!!!!!!! NO CUTESY NAMES!!!!! :evil:

Thank you! :D

Nobody would even think about doing such a thing would they? :axe:

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RyanShort1 wrote:
Jesse C. wrote:
I have one simple request to who ever restores it, wether it be a flyer or static.


NO CHEESY NOSE ART!!!!!!! NO CUTESY NAMES!!!!! :evil:

Thank you! :D

I second that motion. That would be awesome, though from a "branding" point of view, that kind of thing does lend itself to folks buying stuff to support it.

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i totallly agree , "DID SHE HAVE NOSEART " if not dont muck her up leave her alone
i for 1 would love to see her fly
but we all have to understand her history= she is truly 1 of a kind and cannot be replaced,

if she is a display i personally would love to see her displayed like she looked on the day she crashed ,but definatly not in the swamp
if a flyer even better


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Absolutely wonderful!

Whatever "They" decide to do with her Bless 'em for getting her out of the swamp so she can be preserved.

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Opening ceremony, US Air Force Honor Guard with National Anthem.
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I thought there was some protocol about saluting when not in uniform?

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The Defense Authorization Act of 2009 authorizes the hand salute during the National Anthem by un-unformed services members, retirees and veterans.


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The Defense Authorization Act of 2009 authorizes the hand salute during the National Anthem by un-unformed services members, retirees and veterans.


Thanks for the clarification 8)

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