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Starforce3
06-08-2009, 03:41 PM
Specificly a silver B-17 with yellow triangle on the tail. Saw it today, not the nine o' nine I'm used to seeing in this area.

Starforce3
06-08-2009, 03:41 PM
Specificly a silver B-17 with yellow triangle on the tail. Saw it today, not the nine o' nine I'm used to seeing in this area.

Gathrun
06-18-2009, 01:02 PM
Guess its not this one (http://www.collingsfoundation.org/tour_b-17g_pics.htm). This sounds like its the one you are used to seeing and is the one I know offhand. It visited around me over 10 years ago, and if I hadn't been right out of college and had the $400 to spare, I'd have taken the flight.

If you are used to this one being around, maybe they can tell you if they invited company over.

Try here (http://www.aerovintage.com/b17news.htm) maybe? I looked at the pictures in the links for tours, but didn't see anything like that. I don't know what area you are in to match schedules. Some of them are silver with yellow in the tail, but not a triangle.

Its an interesting page none the less. Clicking 'Back to B-17 Information' gets you to the original page I saw and other links and such that may help.

Sorry, typing as I go. As much for me to look at later as for you to find your sighting. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

From the last link (http://www.aerovintage.com/b17loc.htm) here is a list of B-17s. I looked at some of the photos linked by the 'operational' ones but didn't see a match.

List of survivors (http://www.johnweeks.com/b17active/index.html)

Fuddy Duddy is a bit more than a triangle (http://www.air-and-space.com/200504-05%20B-17G%20Fuddy%20Duddy.htm).

As is Chuckie (http://www.bobheffner.com/B17/chuckie.shtml).

icrash
06-18-2009, 07:13 PM
It's not "Aluminum Overcast" either; tail mostly yellow.

MWolfe1963
06-19-2009, 07:36 AM
I'm a big fan of B17's but baffled by this one.
Where did you see it?

Here's a link to B-17 Army tail markings I had on my favorites, but at a glance I saw nothing.

Was it static or operational?
http://web.archive.org/web/200...com/b-17restored.asp (http://web.archive.org/web/20021225033429/armyairforces.com/b-17restored.asp)