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Final Cut-The Post War B-17 Flying Fortress and Survivors - 5th Edition


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:08 am 
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In the Third series of pics, is that Harpoon (No. 74), flying with underside wing panels removed?? Not sure why they would, but it sure looks like it.


No, those are the aerodynamic "slots" in the wing. It appears that a darker colored rectangle has been painted behind the slots (don't know why). The light colored "strips" that seem to project forward are actually the sunlight lighting the inboard sides of the slots.

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Yeah, looks pretty unusual. I knew the Harpoon had the slots in the wing, and that was my initial assumption.


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Battleship USS Missouri Recovers its OS2U Kingfisher Float Plane '45

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Battleship USS Missouri Recovers its OS2U Kingfisher Float Plane '45 II

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111 Squadron Royal Canadian Air Force P-40 Kittyhawks at Cold Bay, Aleutians '42

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77th Bomb Squadron B-26 with Torpedo, Adak Island 1942

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54th Fighter Squadron Lockheed P-38 Lightning at Adak Island 1943

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42nd Fighter Squadron P-39 Airacobra on Flooded Adak Airfield 1942

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28th Composite Group B-24D Liberator & Crew, Aleutians 1942

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28th Composite Group B-24D Crash at Cold Bay, Aleutians 1942-2

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28th Composite Group B-24D Crash at Cold Bay, Aleutians 1942

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18th Fighter Squadron Pilots & P-40 on Attu 1943

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18th Fighter Squadron P-40 & 42nd Fighter Squadron P-39 at Adak '42

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Wreck of an 18th Fighter Squadron P-40 Warhawk, Cold Bay Aleutians 1942

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VP-41 PBY Catalina in Blizzard, Cold Bay Aleutians 1942

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PBY Catalina and B-17 Flying Fortress Bombers on Adak Island 1942

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Fleet Air Wing 4 Lockheed PV-1 Ventura, Adak Island, Aleutians '43

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Boeing B-17F at Great Falls Montana 1943

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Aerial View of Adak Airfield with P-40 in Revetment 1943

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PT Boat on Patrol in the Aleutian Islands

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:12 pm 
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Wow. Just Wow. geek

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:20 pm 
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Boeing B-17F at Great Falls Montana 1943

Stateside trainer. Per Osborne:
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42-5300 Del Tulsa 16/11/42; Gt Falls 14/1/43; Gowen 10/3/43; Tinker 21/5/43; Spokane 1/7/43; Moses Lake 5/8/43; 4117 BU Robins 23/6/44; 327 BU Drew 7/8/44; WO 3/10/44; Recl Comp 4/45.

Per AAIR, written off after taxiing collision with parked B-17F 42-30585 at Drew Field on September 30, 1944. Anyone have the accident report photos?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:27 pm 
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Duplicate post. Sorry.

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AFWhite wrote:
Too bad I got in to P-3 Orions too late in my career...there was a permanent Det in Adak and Kodiak up through the 90s. I would have love to operate out of there.



Trust me. You did not miss a THING at Adak....unless you liked it cold and wet and windy and isolated. My lasting memory of flying P-3's out of there was the ruptured plumbing underneath the galley so that everything inside smelled like raw sewage. And then there was the time in actual conditions where we were shooting an approach in a snowstorm and when Anchorage switched us to the tower for landing at Adak there was nothing but silence. We had to declare a missed approach and take another 20 minutes to get vectored back out from Anchorage enroute. When we got back and handed off to the tower on our second approach a lone airman sounding kind of skittish said that there had been a rather large earthquake and everyone had bailed out of the tower. That was nice....leave us hanging.

All I could think was that as miserable as it was for us to fly out of there, I couldn't imagine doing it out of a poorly insulated tent and Quonset hut in 1943!

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Crew of Bombing Squadron One Hundred-Thirty-Nine (VB-139), operating under FAW4 at Attu Islands, Alaska, June 4, 1944. Shown: T.J. Malek, ACMM, USN; L.S. Hays, ACM1, USN; R. J. Pluth, ACM, USN; Big Mooch the first dog to fly on a bombing mission against Japan; and A.J. Gannon, YNC, USN. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

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Crew of Bombing Squadron One Hundred-Thirty-Nine (VB-139), operating under FAW4 at Attu Islands, Alaska, June 4, 1944. Left to right: Lieutenant H. M. Poore, AVN, USNR; Lieutenant L.G. Moeller, FAW-4 officer, with “Little Mooch”, mascot. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

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Crew of Bombing Squadron One Hundred-Thirty-Nine (VB-139), operating under FAW4 at Attu Islands, Alaska, June 4, 1944. Shown: Lieutenant H.R. Lampshire, USNR, and Lieutenant H.R. Hastings, AVN, USNR. The two dogs which have flown on bombing missions with are left to right: Midnight and Big Mooch. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:52 am 
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Soem interesting footage of the 77th BS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oTHtNpeOyY

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Great shots. I only wish that my oldest uncle was still around, so I could show these pictures to him and ask him some questions, as he was there.

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