*One of the few B-17s that is still airworthy was flying low and slow above the Susquehanna river in central Pennsylvania.
After enlarging several shots I got of this plane, I was able to identify the tail markings and nose art as belonging to the “Sentimental Journey”. This B-17G bomber is based at the Confederate Air Force, Arizona Wing, in Mesa, AZ.
The “G” version is easily identified by the “Chin Turret” under the nose of the craft. I understand that there are only thirteen B-17s (all “types”) that are currently registered as “airworthy”. The original “Memphis Belle” is scheduled to become the fourteenth flying B-17 sometime in 2010.*
Canon EOS 10D
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L zoom lens
Shutter Speed 1/750
200mm Focal Length
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