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[Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress, Mt. Rainier]

[Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress, Mt. Rainier]

Title: [Boeing Flying Fortress, Mt. Rainier]...Creator: Richie, Robert Yarnall, 1908-1984..Date: April 1943..Place: Mount Rainier, Washington..Part Of: Robert Yarnall Richie photograph collection..Physical Desc... More

[Waist Gunner in Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, World War II]

[Waist Gunner in Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, World War II]

Title: [Waist Gunner in Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, World War II]..Creator: Richie, Robert Yarnall, 1908-1984..Date: April or May 1943..Place: Mitchel Field Air Force Base, Long Island, New York..Part Of: Robe... More

[Tail Gunner in Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, World War II]

[Tail Gunner in Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, World War II]

Title: [Tail Gunner in Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, World War II]..Creator: Richie, Robert Yarnall, 1908-1984..Date: April or May 1943..Place: Mitchel Field Air Force Base, Long Island, New York..Part Of: Rober... More

[U.S. Flight Navigator, Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, World War II]

[U.S. Flight Navigator, Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, World War II]

Title: [U.S. Flight Navigator, Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, World War II]..Creator: Richie, Robert Yarnall, 1908-1984..Date: April or May 1943..Place: Mitchel Field Air Force Base, Long Island, New York..Part O... More

Boeing Flying Fortress

Boeing Flying Fortress

Title: Boeing Flying Fortress..Creator: Richie, Robert Yarnall, 1908-1984..Date: April 1943..Place: Mount Rainier, Washington..Part Of: Robert Yarnall Richie photograph collection..Description: Boeing B-17F Fly... More

Inskjutning av kulspruta för flygplan B 17. Flygplanet uppställt på provplats mot testmål.

Inskjutning av kulspruta för flygplan B 17. Flygplanet uppställt på pr...

Inskjutning av kulspruta för flygplan B 17. Flygplanet uppställt på provplats mot testmål.

Närbild av flygplan B 17A med 250 kg och 50 kg bomber upphängda.

Närbild av flygplan B 17A med 250 kg och 50 kg bomber upphängda.

Närbild av flygplan B 17A med 250 kg och 50 kg bomber upphängda.

Flygplan Saab B 17 med skidor står på ett fält, vintertid. Under prov med infällda skidor.

Flygplan Saab B 17 med skidor står på ett fält, vintertid. Under prov ...

Flygplan Saab B 17 med skidor står på ett fält, vintertid. Under prov med infällda skidor.

Två flygplan B 17 från F 3 Östgöta flygflottilj i luften. Vykort.

Två flygplan B 17 från F 3 Östgöta flygflottilj i luften. Vykort.

Tredje flygkåren bildades 1926-07-01. Från och med 1936 är benämningen F 3 Kungliga Östgöta flygflottilj.

Boeing aircraft plant, Seattle, Washington. Production of B-17 (Flying Fortress) bombing planes. Material for the construction of B-17 (Flying Fortress) bombers

Boeing aircraft plant, Seattle, Washington. Production of B-17 (Flying...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... More

Boeing aircraft plant, Seattle, Washington. Production of B-17 (Flying Fortress) bombing planes. Material for the construction of B-17 (Flying Fortress) bombers

Boeing aircraft plant, Seattle, Washington. Production of B-17 (Flying...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... More

Boeing aircraft plant, Seattle, Washington. Production of B-17 (Flying Fortress) bombing planes. Pouring a lead die to be used in the production of parts for B-17 (Flying Fortress) bombers

Boeing aircraft plant, Seattle, Washington. Production of B-17 (Flying...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... More

Boeing aircraft plant, Seattle, Washington. Production of B-17 (Flying Fortress) bombing planes. Octupus punching machine working on parts for B-17 (Flying Fortress) bombers

Boeing aircraft plant, Seattle, Washington. Production of B-17 (Flying...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... More

Boeing aircraft plant, Seattle, Washington. Production of B-17 (Flying Fortress) bombing planes. Tubing bent in specified shapes and ready for installation in B-17 (Flying Fortress) bombers

Boeing aircraft plant, Seattle, Washington. Production of B-17 (Flying...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... More

B-17 undergoes heavy maintenance in Oklahoma City in 1942.

B-17 undergoes heavy maintenance in Oklahoma City in 1942.

A Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress undergoes heavy engine maintenance at the Oklahoma City Air Depot in this undated photo from 1942. B-17s received Norden bombsight upgrades at the facility. Courtesy photo Tinker A... More

Boeing aircraft plant, Seattle, Washington. Production of B-17 (Flying Fortress) bombing planes. Kirksite dies for the forming of parts of the B-17 (Flying Fortress). Bombers are being finished in a hydraulic press

Boeing aircraft plant, Seattle, Washington. Production of B-17 (Flying...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... More

Boeing aircraft plant, Seattle, Washington. Production of B-17 (Flying Fortress) bombing planes. Material for the construction of the B-17 (Flying Fortress) bomber

Boeing aircraft plant, Seattle, Washington. Production of B-17 (Flying...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... More

Boeing aircraft plant, Seattle, Washington. Production of B-17 (Flying Fortress) bombing planes. An electric spot welding job for a B-17 (Flying Fortress) bomber

Boeing aircraft plant, Seattle, Washington. Production of B-17 (Flying...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... More

Boeing aircraft plant, Seattle, Washington. Production of B-17 (Flying Fortress) bombing planes. Material for the construction of B-17 (Flying Fortress) bombers

Boeing aircraft plant, Seattle, Washington. Production of B-17 (Flying...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... More

Boeing aircraft plant, Seattle, Washington. Production of B-17 (Flying Fortress) bombing planes. Material for the construction of B-17 (Flying Fortress) bombers

Boeing aircraft plant, Seattle, Washington. Production of B-17 (Flying...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... More

Boeing aircraft plant, Seattle, Washington. Production of B-17 (Flying Fortress) bombing planes. Material for the construction of B-17 (Flying Fortress) bombers

Boeing aircraft plant, Seattle, Washington. Production of B-17 (Flying...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... More

THE TURBOSUPERCHARGER: MASTER OF THE SKIES

THE TURBOSUPERCHARGER: MASTER OF THE SKIES

1943 ARC Identifier 2781 / Local Identifier 18-AF-123. Army Air Forces training film. On the line maintenance, depot maintenance, and flight operation of the turbosupercharger, using a B-17 for demonstration. E... More

2nd Lt. Harry Burdette(top right), 379th Bombardment

2nd Lt. Harry Burdette(top right), 379th Bombardment

2nd Lt. Harry Burdette(top right), 379th Bombardment B-17 Flying Fortress pilot, shown here with his crew at Kimbolton, England, is the grandfather of Capt. Shawn Jensen, a RC-135 Rivet Joint pilot with the 763... More

Air Force Project 223-12040

Air Force Project 223-12040

ARC Identifier 28987 / Local Identifier 111-LC-46682 - Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. U.S. Army Audiovisual Center. (ca. 1974 - 05/15/1984) - ... More

Flygplan Saab B 17 i luften. Vy från sidan.

Flygplan Saab B 17 i luften. Vy från sidan.

Flygplan Saab B 17 i luften. Vy från sidan.

Russell Gackenbach, back center, was the navigator

Russell Gackenbach, back center, was the navigator

Russell Gackenbach, back center, was the navigator aboard the B-29 Superfortress, Necessary Evil, and is the last surviving member of the three crews that flew the atomic bomb mission over Hiroshima, Japan on A... More

Leading From Strength and US Missile and Military Might

Leading From Strength and US Missile and Military Might

ARC Identifier 28715 / Local Identifier 111-LC-45864 - Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. U.S. Army Audiovisual Center. (ca. 1974 - 05/15/1984) - ... More

A 1,000-horsepower radial aircraft engine of the type used in B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft, this one built under license by the Studebaker Corporation, lies on the floor of a 512th Military Airlift Wing (512th MAW) hangar as part of a B-17 exhibit.  The

A 1,000-horsepower radial aircraft engine of the type used in B-17 Fly...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Dover Air Force Base State: Delaware (DE) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Ken Hammond Release Status: Releas... More

A pair of"Tokyo Tanks,"used to extend the range of B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft, lie on the floor of a 512th Military Airlift Wing (512th MAW) hangar as part of a B-17 exhibit.  The 512th MAW is restoring the B-17G"Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby."

A pair of"Tokyo Tanks,"used to extend the range of B-17 Flying Fortres...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Dover Air Force Base State: Delaware (DE) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Ken Hammond Release Status: Releas... More

RECRUITING TRAILERS NOS. 1-5, ATTENTION YOUNG MEN

RECRUITING TRAILERS NOS. 1-5, ATTENTION YOUNG MEN

ARC Identifier 65607 / Local Identifier 342-USAF-18416. Summary: RECRUITING TRAILER NO. 1. U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS SEAL. ATTENTION YOUNG MEN. Reel 1, 133' (starts at 11'): MS EXT SV three AT-6s taking off to th... More

The B-17 Flying Fortress (G-BEDF) Sally B performs a fly-by tribute during the Madingley Memorial Ceremony at the Cambridge American Military Cemetery in the United Kingdom (UK). The cemetery is one of 13 American World War II (WWII) military cemetery memorials erected on foreign soil where 3,812 Americans are buried. The cemetery first established on December 7, 1943, and completed in 1956. This B-17 is the last airworthy Fortress in the UK

The B-17 Flying Fortress (G-BEDF) Sally B performs a fly-by tribute du...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: RAF Lakenheath State: Suffolk Country: United Kingdom (GBR) Scene Camera Operator: AMN Jessica Struble, USAF Release Status: Released to Public ... More

U.S. Army Air Corps SGT. Louis Sleeper, a World War II veteran, takes a look inside a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber aircraft during the Aerospace and Arizona Days Air Show at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., on April 2, 2005. He was a B-17 ball turret gunner from 1942-1945 and he was also a Prisoner-Of-War (POW) for six months. (U.S. Air Force PHOTO by AIRMAN 1ST Class Jesse Shipps)(Released)

U.S. Army Air Corps SGT. Louis Sleeper, a World War II veteran, takes ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Davis-Monthan Air Force Base State: Arizona (AZ) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: A1C Jesse Shipps, USAF Release S... More

Memorial Day flight

Memorial Day flight

SAN DIEGO -- Cmdr. Kevin Bruen, a Judge Advocate General for the Eleventh Coast Guard District, stands in front of a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber aircraft like the one his father served aboard during World War I... More

Navy divers, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage

Navy divers, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage

Navy divers, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2, Company 4, operate a suction dredge system during an underwater recovery operation in the Mediterranean Sea in search of an unaccounted-for service mem... More

Navy Diver 2nd Class Cody Creger, assigned to Mobile

Navy Diver 2nd Class Cody Creger, assigned to Mobile

Navy Diver 2nd Class Cody Creger, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2, Company 4, operates a suction dredge during an underwater recovery operation in the Mediterranean Sea in search of an unaccounted-... More

Navy divers, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage

Navy divers, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage

Navy divers, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2, Company 4, and the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, descend on a stage to conduct an underwater recovery operation in the Mediterranean Sea in search ... More

Tech. Sgts. Jeffrey Empson and Christopher Ackerman,

Tech. Sgts. Jeffrey Empson and Christopher Ackerman,

Tech. Sgts. Jeffrey Empson and Christopher Ackerman, 423rd Air Base Group Honor Guard, fold the U.S. flag during a ceremony for retired Tech. Sgt. Emil Dihlmann at the RAF Alconbury flagpoles Oct. 26. Dihlmann ... More

Old photos and documents sits on a table in the Parish

Old photos and documents sits on a table in the Parish

Old photos and documents sits on a table in the Parish Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Helmdon Nov. 2. The village and 422nd Air Base Group held a ceremony in honor of the 327th Bombardment Squadron, VIII Bombe... More

A B-17 on display for the 89th Airlift Wing at Joint

A B-17 on display for the 89th Airlift Wing at Joint

A B-17 on display for the 89th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Andrews, Md., March 30, 2015. The 89th Airlift Wing maintains and operates 'Air Force One' and 14 other special air mission platforms. (U.S. Air Force p... More

From right, Australian Air Attaché and Assistant Defense

From right, Australian Air Attaché and Assistant Defense

From right, Australian Air Attaché and Assistant Defense Attaché, Air Commodore Gary Martin, Australian Embassy Deputy Head of Mission, Ambassador Caroline Millar, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Commander Col. ... More

In honor of the 75th anniversary of Hill Air Force

In honor of the 75th anniversary of Hill Air Force

In honor of the 75th anniversary of Hill Air Force Base, the Experimental Aircraft Association’s B-17 “Aluminum Overcast” passes over Hangar 1, one of the oldest permanent buildings on Hill Air Force Base, Utah... More

The first sections of an iconic World War II-era B-17

The first sections of an iconic World War II-era B-17

The first sections of an iconic World War II-era B-17 “Flying Fortress” bomber arrived at the Museum of Aviation at Robins on Aug. 20. The aircraft which had previously been on outdoor public display at Grissom... More

Donald Meck -- B-17 gunner who trained with the Berneburg

Donald Meck -- B-17 gunner who trained with the Berneburg

Donald Meck -- B-17 gunner who trained with the Berneburg crew while in Mississippi and flew the B-17 D-Day Dottie during his tour in England -- reflects on his service during a reception held at the Museum of ... More

Capt. William N. West, U.S. Air Force air liaison officer

Capt. William N. West, U.S. Air Force air liaison officer

Capt. William N. West, U.S. Air Force air liaison officer and joint terminal attack controller deployed to Operation Atlantic Resolve with 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, speaks to Col. ... More

Betty Lausch (left), who bucked rivets during WWII,

Betty Lausch (left), who bucked rivets during WWII,

Betty Lausch (left), who bucked rivets during WWII, talks with Marie Samson, who works with museums to pay homage to “Rosie the Riveter” women of WWII, during an event at the Olympic Flight Museum honoring vete... More

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. - A pair of U.S. Air Force

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. - A pair of U.S. Air Force

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. - A pair of U.S. Air Force UH-1N Iroquis from the 1st Helicopter Squadron fly over the crowd during the 2017 Joint Base Andrews Air Show on September 17, 2017. The 1st Helicopter Squadro... More

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. - A B-25 bomber is reflected

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. - A B-25 bomber is reflected

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. - A B-25 bomber is reflected in the sunglases of Stephen "Chappie" Chapis during the 2017 Joint Base Andrews Air Show on September 17, 2017. The aircraft belongs to the "Delaware Aviatio... More

Expeditionary Advanced Base 2 Operations

Expeditionary Advanced Base 2 Operations

U.S. Marines with Battery R, 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, establish a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System firing position on San Clemente Island, California, to conduct sea denial... More

The Memphis Belle replica, a B-17 heavy bomber assigned

The Memphis Belle replica, a B-17 heavy bomber assigned

The Memphis Belle replica, a B-17 heavy bomber assigned to the 91st Bomber Group, arrived at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., March 13, 2018. The Memphis Belle was the second B-17 to complete 25 successful mission... More

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Thomas Ricketson, a Medic

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Thomas Ricketson, a Medic

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Thomas Ricketson, a Medic with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), digs up sub-surface metal hits searching for aircraft wreckage from a missing B-17 Bomber from World War I... More

U.S. Army Sgt. Adrian Mabunga examines soil prior to

U.S. Army Sgt. Adrian Mabunga examines soil prior to

U.S. Army Sgt. Adrian Mabunga examines soil prior to pushing it through a wire screen that will retain any useful wreckage from a B-17 Bomber missing from World War II, in Northern France, August 1, 2018. Mabun... More

World War II veteran Ray Morasca poses in front of

World War II veteran Ray Morasca poses in front of

World War II veteran Ray Morasca poses in front of the Sentimental Journey before he boarded the B-17 bomber for a flight over Salinas Valley Sept. 25.

Former U.S. Air Force Capt. Jerry Neal, center left,

Former U.S. Air Force Capt. Jerry Neal, center left,

Former U.S. Air Force Capt. Jerry Neal, center left, a bomber pilot in World War II, is briefed by Airmen from the 118th Wing March 27, 2019 at Berry Field Air National Guard Base, Nashville, Tennessee. Neal vi... More

Members of the "Fellowship of the Baguette" search

Members of the "Fellowship of the Baguette" search

Members of the "Fellowship of the Baguette" search for remains of an aircraft crash in a wheat field near Monchy-Cayeux, France, July 8, 2019. The team, led by Tech. Sgt. Erik Bornemeier of the Utah Air Nationa... More

U.S. Army Air Corps 1st Lt. (ret) Raymond Firmani,

U.S. Army Air Corps 1st Lt. (ret) Raymond Firmani,

U.S. Army Air Corps 1st Lt. (ret) Raymond Firmani, World War II B-17 pilot, visits the 166th Airlift Wing to conduct at Hangar Talk at New Castle Air National Guard Base Del., Aug. 10, 2019. During the event, F... More

U.S. Air Force Captain Hans Decker (left), 501st Combat

U.S. Air Force Captain Hans Decker (left), 501st Combat

U.S. Air Force Captain Hans Decker (left), 501st Combat Support Wing chaplain, speaks with Mr. Richard Evans prior to the commemoration of a newly revitalized World War II monument on the Arenig Fawr mountainsi... More

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont and State Adjutant

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont and State Adjutant

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont and State Adjutant General Francis J. Evon talk with Command Chief Master Sgt. James Traficante during a visit to Bradley Air National Guard Base, Oct. 30, 2019. Traficante was o... More

Pictured: Fire Engine 54, October 30, 2019 at Bradley

Pictured: Fire Engine 54, October 30, 2019 at Bradley

Pictured: Fire Engine 54, October 30, 2019 at Bradley Air National Guard Base, East Granby, Conn. Fire Engine 54 was operated by firefighters stationed at Bradley Air National Guard Base, in response to a B-17 ... More

Tech. Sgt. Ronald Avery, Connecticut Air National Guard

Tech. Sgt. Ronald Avery, Connecticut Air National Guard

Tech. Sgt. Ronald Avery, Connecticut Air National Guard firefighter, prepares to drive the rescue truck from the Bradley Air National Guard Base Fire Station Nov. 3, 2019. Firefighters at Bradley train consiste... More

(Chief Seattle graphic by Martin Čížek, which can be

(Chief Seattle graphic by Martin Čížek, which can be

(Chief Seattle graphic by Martin Čížek, which can be found at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:B-17E_19_BG.jpg; and B-17 crew positions graphic, which can be found at: https://b17flyingfortress.de/en/details... More

Maj. Gen. James Hoyer, the West Virginia National Guard

Maj. Gen. James Hoyer, the West Virginia National Guard

Maj. Gen. James Hoyer, the West Virginia National Guard Adjutant General, salutes the children of Brig. Gen. (ret.) James Kemp McLaughlin on Dec. 23, 2019, in Charleston, W.Va. McLaughlin was a World War II B-1... More

2nd Lt. Harry Burdette's portrait (right) taken in

2nd Lt. Harry Burdette's portrait (right) taken in

2nd Lt. Harry Burdette's portrait (right) taken in March, 1943 when he recieved his officer's commission and his pilot's wings. His photo from high school six years previous in Malden, W. Va. (Courtesy photo-Ri... More

1st. Lt. George Wilson (First row, far left) poses

1st. Lt. George Wilson (First row, far left) poses

1st. Lt. George Wilson (First row, far left) poses with his B-17 crew in an undated photograph. Wilson was later killed in action when his B-17 took groundfire on the crews thirds mission over German occupied F... More

Navy Diver 2nd Class Jason Geissler left, and Chief

Navy Diver 2nd Class Jason Geissler left, and Chief

Navy Diver 2nd Class Jason Geissler left, and Chief Navy Diver Eric Eberle, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2, Company 4, operate a suction dredge system during an underwater recovery operation in th... More

Navy Diver 2nd Class Cody Creger, assigned to Mobile

Navy Diver 2nd Class Cody Creger, assigned to Mobile

Navy Diver 2nd Class Cody Creger, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2, Company 4, operates a suction dredge during an underwater recovery operation in the Mediterranean Sea in search of an unaccounted-... More

Navy divers, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage

Navy divers, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage

Navy divers, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2, Company 4, and the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, descend on a stage to conduct an underwater recovery operation in the Mediterranean Sea in search ... More

Emily Lewney spreads her father’s ashes at the RAF

Emily Lewney spreads her father’s ashes at the RAF

Emily Lewney spreads her father’s ashes at the RAF Alconbury flagpoles Oct. 26. Retired Tech. Sgt. Emil Dihlmann served at RAF Alconbury from 1943 to 1945 and he had such fond memories of his time there that hi... More

Members of the 422nd Air Base Group and village of

Members of the 422nd Air Base Group and village of

Members of the 422nd Air Base Group and village of Helmdon look at old photos and documents of the crew of the Sharon Belle, who lost their lives in a crashed in at the Astwell Castle Farms in 1943. The village... More

A B-17 on display for the 89th Airlift Wing at Joint

A B-17 on display for the 89th Airlift Wing at Joint

A B-17 on display for the 89th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Andrews, Md., March 30, 2015. The 89th Airlift Wing maintains and operates 'Air Force One' and 14 other special air mission platforms. (U.S. Air Force p... More

Center, Master Sgt. Leigh Ann Hinton, vocalist from

Center, Master Sgt. Leigh Ann Hinton, vocalist from

Center, Master Sgt. Leigh Ann Hinton, vocalist from the U.S. Army Band, “Pershing’s Own” sings the national anthem June 12 on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall during the Bakers Creek Memorial Ceremony. The ceremo... More

The first sections of an iconic World War II-era B-17

The first sections of an iconic World War II-era B-17

The first sections of an iconic World War II-era B-17 “Flying Fortress” bomber arrived at the Museum of Aviation at Robins on Aug. 20. The aircraft which had previously been on outdoor public display at Grissom... More

(From left) Clyde Mathe, Donald Meck and Durward Swanson,

(From left) Clyde Mathe, Donald Meck and Durward Swanson,

(From left) Clyde Mathe, Donald Meck and Durward Swanson, B-17 crew members during World War II, render honors during the singing of the national anthem at a reception in the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins... More

Lewis Herron, 100th Bombardment Group veteran and former

Lewis Herron, 100th Bombardment Group veteran and former

Lewis Herron, 100th Bombardment Group veteran and former staff sergeant with the 350th Bomb Squadron at Thorpe Abbots, England, during World War II, poses for a photograph April 20, 2016, in North Carolina, USA... More

Russell Gackenbach, the navigator aboard the B-29,

Russell Gackenbach, the navigator aboard the B-29,

Russell Gackenbach, the navigator aboard the B-29, Necessary Evil, holds a photo he took during the atomic bombing mission over Hiroshima, Japan on Aug. 6, 1945. Gackenbach, who with photos from U.S. Army Air F... More

A soldier from the Polish 17 Wielkopolska Mechanized

A soldier from the Polish 17 Wielkopolska Mechanized

A soldier from the Polish 17 Wielkopolska Mechanized Brigade lays flowers at the foot of a memorial to two U.S. Army Air Corps B-17 bomber crewmen who were killed in action during World War II, following a dedi... More

Guests of the 2017 Gulf Coast Salute learn about the

Guests of the 2017 Gulf Coast Salute learn about the

Guests of the 2017 Gulf Coast Salute learn about the B-17 Flying Fortress, April 23, 2017. The goal for the Gulf Coast Salute is that families leave with an experience of a lifetime and with a better understand... More

Fred Parker, a veteran who worked on B-17s during WWII,

Fred Parker, a veteran who worked on B-17s during WWII,

Fred Parker, a veteran who worked on B-17s during WWII, smiles aboard Aluminum Overcast, a B-17 built in 1945, prior to taking off, May 10, 2017 at the Olympic Flight Museum in Tumwater, Wash. B-17s dropped mor... More

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. - Members of the United States

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. - Members of the United States

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. - Members of the United States Army Parachute Team, the "Golden Knights," prepate to take part in a demonstration jump over Joint Base Andrews during the annual Joint Base Andrws Air Sho... More

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. - A pair of U.S. Air Force

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. - A pair of U.S. Air Force

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. - A pair of U.S. Air Force UH-1N Iroquis from the 1st Helicopter Squadron fly over the crowd during the 2017 Joint Base Andrews Air Show on September 17, 2017. The 1st Helicopter Squadro... More

The Memphis Belle replica, a B-17 heavy bomber assigned

The Memphis Belle replica, a B-17 heavy bomber assigned

The Memphis Belle replica, a B-17 heavy bomber assigned to the 91st Bomber Group, arrived at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., March 13, 2018. The bomb scope was used to drop a payload against enemies during World ... More

U.S. Army Spc. Alexis Trude-Hettinger, screens soil

U.S. Army Spc. Alexis Trude-Hettinger, screens soil

U.S. Army Spc. Alexis Trude-Hettinger, screens soil while excavating a crash site in search of wreckage and remains of a crew from a downed B-17 bomber lost during World War II, August 1, 2018. Trude-Hettinger ... More

U.S. Army Capt. Brandon Lucas, a team leader with the

U.S. Army Capt. Brandon Lucas, a team leader with the

U.S. Army Capt. Brandon Lucas, a team leader with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), inspects soil during an excavation and recovery mission searching for the remains of airmen missing from a B-17 Bo... More

World War II veteran, Ray Morasca poses in front of

World War II veteran, Ray Morasca poses in front of

World War II veteran, Ray Morasca poses in front of the Sentimental Journey before he boarded the B-17 bomber for a flight over Salinas Valley Sept. 25.

Former U.S. Air Force Capt. Jerry Neal, center left,

Former U.S. Air Force Capt. Jerry Neal, center left,

Former U.S. Air Force Capt. Jerry Neal, center left, a bomber pilot in World War II, and his wife Camilla Neal, center, pose for a group photo with Airmen from the 118th Wing March 27, 2019 at Berry Field Air N... More

Members of the "Fellowship of the Baguette" search

Members of the "Fellowship of the Baguette" search

Members of the "Fellowship of the Baguette" search for remains of an aircraft crash in a wheat field near Monchy-Cayeux, France, July 8, 2019. The team, led by Tech. Sgt. Erik Bornemeier of the Utah Air Nationa... More

U.S. Army Air Corps 1st Lt. (ret) Raymond Firmani,

U.S. Army Air Corps 1st Lt. (ret) Raymond Firmani,

U.S. Army Air Corps 1st Lt. (ret) Raymond Firmani, World War II B-17 pilot, left and Mr. Mitchell Topal, 166th Airlift Wing public affairs specialist, right, speak to the crowd during a Hangar Talk at New Castl... More

U.S. Air Force Airmen, members of the Royal Air Force,

U.S. Air Force Airmen, members of the Royal Air Force,

U.S. Air Force Airmen, members of the Royal Air Force, and local community members climb to the top of a mountain peak during the commemoration of a newly revitalized World War II monument on the Arenig Fawr mo... More

Pictured: Fire Engine 54, October 30, 2019 at Bradley

Pictured: Fire Engine 54, October 30, 2019 at Bradley

Pictured: Fire Engine 54, October 30, 2019 at Bradley Air National Guard Base, East Granby, Conn. Fire Engine 54 was operated by firefighters stationed at Bradley Air National Guard Base, in response to a B-17 ... More

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont shakes hands with Airmen

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont shakes hands with Airmen

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont shakes hands with Airmen from the 103rd Airlift Wing, stationed at Bradley Air National Guard Base, and Soldiers of the 14th Civil Support Team out of Camp Hartnell in Windsor Lo... More

Chief Master Sgt. Robert Cross, Connecticut Air National

Chief Master Sgt. Robert Cross, Connecticut Air National

Chief Master Sgt. Robert Cross, Connecticut Air National Guard fire chief, dons his fire helmet at the Bradley Air National Guard Fire Station Nov. 3, 2019 East Granby, Conn. Bradley firefighters provide mutual... More

(photo courtesy of Col. William Busch) The crew of

(photo courtesy of Col. William Busch) The crew of

(photo courtesy of Col. William Busch) The crew of the “Cindy” a B-17 bomber prior to its August 1943 downing by anti-aircraft fire over western Germany. According to retired Air Force Col. William Busch, the p... More

West Virginia Air National Guard members and leadership

West Virginia Air National Guard members and leadership

West Virginia Air National Guard members and leadership listen as a speech is given at the funeral of Brig. Gen. (ret.) James Kemp McLaughlin on Dec. 23, 2019, in Charleston, W.Va. McLaughlin was a World War II... More

Navy Diver 2nd Class Jason Geissler, assigned to Mobile

Navy Diver 2nd Class Jason Geissler, assigned to Mobile

Navy Diver 2nd Class Jason Geissler, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2, Company 4, operates a suction dredge system during an underwater recovery operation in the Mediterranean Sea in search of an un... More

Navy Divers assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit

Navy Divers assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit

Navy Divers assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2, Company 4, are raised to the surface after completing a dive during an underwater recovery operation in the Mediterranean Sea in search of an unaccounte... More

Navy divers, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage

Navy divers, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage

Navy divers, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2, Company 4, and the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, stand with the American flag, and the POW/MIA flag on the wreckage of a B-17 bomber that was shot ... More

Chris Lewney spreads his grandfather’s ashes at the

Chris Lewney spreads his grandfather’s ashes at the

Chris Lewney spreads his grandfather’s ashes at the RAF Alconbury flagpoles Oct. 26. Retired Tech. Sgt. Emil Dihlmann served at RAF Alconbury from 1943 to 1945 and he had such fond memories of his time there th... More

Col. Charles Hamilton, 422nd Air Base Group commander,

Col. Charles Hamilton, 422nd Air Base Group commander,

Col. Charles Hamilton, 422nd Air Base Group commander, speaks during a memorial service for the crew of the Sharon Belle, who lost their lives in a crashed in at the Astwell Castle Farms in 1943. The village an... More

A B-17 on display for the 89th Airlift Wing at Joint

A B-17 on display for the 89th Airlift Wing at Joint

A B-17 on display for the 89th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Andrews, Md., March 30, 2015. The 89th Airlift Wing maintains and operates 'Air Force One' and 14 other special air mission platforms. (U.S. Air Force p... More

Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Commander Col. Michael

Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Commander Col. Michael

Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Commander Col. Michael D. Henderson gives remarks June 12 during the Bakers Creek Memorial Ceremony, commemorating the 72nd anniversary of the air crash in Queensland, Australia, ... More

The first sections of an iconic World War II-era B-17

The first sections of an iconic World War II-era B-17

The first sections of an iconic World War II-era B-17 “Flying Fortress” bomber arrived at the Museum of Aviation at Robins on Aug. 20. The aircraft which had previously been on outdoor public display at Grissom... More