Warbirds News received a brief update from the B-17 Alliance Group on progress with the restoration of their B-17G “Lacey Lady”. During a recent work party, volunteers stripped the fabric off the Flying Fortress’s rudder and elevators, which revealed a remarkably well preserved set of control surfaces. The team also continued with their parts inventory catalog, a laborious but vital task in any successful restoration project. The project is set to begin a fundraising campaign through Indiegogo very shortly to help raise the funds for lowering the rest of “Lacey Lady” off the poles. Warbirds News will be sure to let our readers know when this happens. Anyone wishing to help out the project should visit their website.
WarbirdsNews recently held a conversation with Sean O’Brien, Director of Operations for the B-17 Alliance Group. The organization, based in Aurora, Oregon is working to preserve the famous Gas Station Flying Fortress, B-17G 44-85790 known […]
EAA AirVenture 2013 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin will commemorate the heroism and history involved in the attack that brought the United States fully into World War II when the Commemorative Air Force’s (CAF) “Tora! Tora! Tora!” […]
May 1942, Langley Field, Virginia, YB-17 bombardment squadron. Testing of the machine guns on the YB 17 Flying Fortress at the Army’s testing facility in Langley, Virginia. Founded in 1916, Langley Field was the […]