B-17 flying fortress PBS program
Posted 15 November 2005 - 11:27 PM
Posted 16 November 2005 - 09:24 AM
Posted 19 November 2005 - 01:43 PM
Right down the road here they have a B-29. (Bradley International) I didn't think any existed, but it's inside and big as life. They also have a Mig-15. I've never seen one of those before either.
Have you ever seen the PBS program "Whispers in the air"?
Posted 19 November 2005 - 04:31 PM
I was stationed at Windsor Locks Connecticutt from 1984 to 1988 and never knew they had a B-29 at the airport.
As for the program Whispers in the Air, no I have not seen it.
Posted 19 November 2005 - 07:47 PM
Neat stuff in there and only like 12$ for a walk through. The 17 I paid 6$ waited in line and went through that bottom front hatch and left at the waist door.
It was at Chickopee Mass at a "Thunderbirds" air show. The 29 is roped off, so no "touchie".
Whisper is about 17's and 24's "theoretically" bolting for the neutral countries with minor/imaginary damage.
They interviewed some fighter pilots who said they had "verbal" orders to shoot down anyone they saw leaving formations with no visible damage after inquiring as to their condition/intentions.
They said as that word spread, the problem all but disappeared with the ending of the war soon after, so the situation never really came up.
I have it on VHS. Poor quality but good enough. My old man remembered that though, so I believe more than not.
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