Awesome pictures.The B-17 Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey will be at my closest airport next week in the Tacoma,WA USA area .I just ordered a 32 GB SD card for my pocket camcorder so I'll be hopefully recording some videos and post them at my youtube channel.I might go Friday on June 28th and on Sunday July 1st with a friend as he seems very interested.One docent for past shows there Kenneth Wheeler was a B-17 navigator in the 5th Bomb Wing which was the same wing as my father in WW2.He even went on missions to bomb the Blechhammer synthetic fuel plant targets and since a kind person (a 483rd BG kid) gave me a Blechhammer navigators target map I decided to give it to him a few years ago.Ken I think retired as a Lt. Colonel in the USAF.By coincidence he also was a close friend of my dad's friend who was a Marine Corsair Pilot in WW2.I don't believe that he had ever met my father though which is unfortunate as they would probably have had long talks about those old missions.
Blechhammer was special to Ken because his aircraft was hit and he eventually had to bail out and evade capture in Yugoslavia.I chuckled looking at the Blechhammer map because there was a canal on the map named the Adolf Hitler canal.Ha Ha no doubt renamed after the war.
I don't know if he is still alive (he would be in his mid 90's) though or able to be at the show but if he is there I'll try to get a quick interview of him-perhaps if I'm lucky.Maybe I'll get lucky and get another WW2 vet quick interview perhaps.
Also there will be an airworthy T-33 there as well.The town (now city) that I grew up in named Fircrest had either a T-33 or a P-80 Shooting Star in the towns park as a war memorial.It was really cool at the time and we loved it as children.Unfortunately though in the 1980's it was removed.
I'll be doing some videos of this and other aircraft (maybe other things too) as well.Not a lot of aircraft but an interesting selection.
Here is my local upcoming event.http://freedomfair.com/wings-wheels.html
Son of a U.S.A.A.F. 15th Air Force 463rd bomb group 772nd squadron B17 pilot.
Video of my dad on a B-17(So you can kind of meet him-he passed away in 2004)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGOP53TkGtA