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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:51 pm 
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In the summer of 1985, as a teenager I attended the 50th anniversary party at Boeing Field. As I recall, there were three flying B-17s in attendance, and I can identify 2 of them, but the third one is eluding me.

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I know that the far one is B-17G 44-83514 Sentimental Journey (here is a shot from that day):

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The second one was the recently acquired B-17F 42-29782 which later became "Boeing Bee":

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The closest one is the one I can't remember, and my research tonight is not unraveling the mystery (I know one of you guys will get this sorted out in a matter of minutes!):

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A couple other shots from that magical day:

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Thanks for any help in advance!
Sorry for the terrible scans...

Michael


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http://www.warbirdregistry.org/b17registry/b17-4483546.html

D T on the tail= David Tallichet
Cool pix :D


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:43 am 
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Thank you very much!

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Bob 'Swage' Richardson had just recently purchased N17W and it still had the 'aftermarket' side door (no left gunners window). I was there as was a very much younger 262crew (like 11), it was impressive seeing so many ex crew members walk up to Claire Egvedtt and tell him 'thank you for doing such a good job, you may have saved my life'

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:01 pm 
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I was there that weekend with my grandfather Loran Heeb, who flew 30 missions with the 447th BG in Rattlesden. I keep scouring your photos hoping to see him (or myself) in one of them. Any chance you have more from that day?

I have a great memory about the lunch they served out of that huge tent that day. makes me smile just thinking of it while I type this.

Hope all is well with you, and thank you so much for sharing your photos. What a weekend that was!


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