Old reliable..

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Boing B-17 flying fortress..With 103 feet 9 inch wing span and four 1200hp Wright engines. There were three of these vintage aircraft that came to the Knapp airport in Berlin, Vermont...a B-17, B-24 and a B-25.."The Wings of Freedom"


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Meghan Riney - Jan 13, 2021 11:37 PM EDT
My great uncle, Paul Smith, was a pilot/co-pilot of Old Reliable. He was killed on a mission on Kayo in 44. Where is this plane now?


Tom Tagart - May 08, 2015 11:02 PM EDT
My father was a ground crew member servicing Old Reliable while stationed at Chelveston, England in WW II. Thanks for the photo, excellent shot.


Kim Thomason - Jun 10, 2013 07:54 PM EDT
My grandfather, Jason B. Jones, was a ball turret gunner on the B-17 "Old Reliable" in WWII. Thanks so much for posting this!
Kristen Wyman - Jun 03, 2013 01:33 AM EDT
My grandfather, Donald George Wyman, was a flight engineer on "Old Reliable" during WWII. I'm so glad that you took this photograph and that I was able to find it. Thank you!!!
Jas - Jan 22, 2008 04:45 PM EDT
Great shot Larry; bet she could tell some stories. Interesting description too.
Cindy - Jan 20, 2008 05:36 PM EDT
This is a cool shot Larry! I love the angle you've taken it from and your description is interesting too. I like this alot :)

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