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woofiedog
06-13-2011, 02:15 PM
"A vintage World War II bomber crashed and burned in a field southeast of Aurora Municipal [Ill.] Airport this morning," the Chicago Tribune writes, "but the seven people on board escaped without injury, according to aviation officials."

The B-17 bomber, known as a "Flying Fortress," is believed to be the Liberty Belle, a plane that was at the Aurora Municipal Airport 40 miles west of Chicago over the weekend. It was built in 1944, and saw active duty in the war: it was one of the few planes to survive a catastrophic attack on Dusseldorf, Germany in September 1944, and flew 64 combat missions before being salvaged in February 1945.

http://www.standard.net/topics...ber-crashes-illinois (http://www.standard.net/topics/plane-crash/2011/06/13/wwii-bomber-crashes-illinois)

Zeus-cat
06-13-2011, 07:29 PM
It was definitely the Liberty Belle. The photos show massive damage.

rgmw-largie
06-14-2011, 01:35 PM
BBC link has some video footage :

Not happy viewing :-(

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-13764898

Dave

trumper
06-15-2011, 12:33 PM
Statement here,clears up a lot of misinformation.
http://www.libertyfoundation.org/index.html
Maybe i am reading more into it than is there but the statement seems to have a positive slant to it at the end.

woofiedog
06-15-2011, 09:13 PM
Thank's for the update.