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    Quote Originally Posted by gary View Post
    My dad flew 35 missions over Germanyicon in a B17 Radio Operator and 50 Cal Machine Gun He received a Certificate A Member Lucky Bastardes Club he kept a diary its scary reading what these men went through God Bless Them All RIP The Great Generation
    Do you know if he volunteered to extend his first tour of duty or did serve 2 tours of duty in Europe, please?

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    I talked with the pilot of a B17 at The Wings Of Freedom air show asked him if they paid him well for flying from show to show he laughed he did it for free a nice hotel room etc. he had his wife with him retired commercial air line pilot.He said when he flew it was easy all computer The B17 was a beautiful plane to fly you really had to fly it he loved it he said the B17 consumed a lot of fuel


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