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B-17 Flying Fortress Bomber – Liberty Belle

Hearing a B-17 fly just a few hundred feet above your house can be a little nerve racking. Although hearing a thousand B-17s in WWII would be even more so. The Liberty Belle was giving flights out of nearby Bolton Airport this weekend and the flight path was directly over our home. We didn’t mind, it was great to see such a vintage aircraft flying.

Some facts on B-17s:
12,732 built by Boeing
4,735 lost in combat
Fewer than 100 still exist in the world
Fewer than 15 can still fly today

For more information visit http://www.libertyfoundation.org/