Monday, March 10, 2014

B 17s

above, moving vegatables from the Bahamas to Florida, and maybe some smuggling too

wrecked in New Guinea in 1943, more info here: and details here:

Victory red and white stripes?

and as a Coast Guard rescue with a lifeboat ready to drop

Found on

1 comment:

  1. The striped B-17 is probably an assembly ship. They were used as lead planes as different bomber wings took off from different airfields and assembled into the bomber stream for missions into Europe. The stripes (checkerboard, polka dots,etc) were for visibility.