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HAHNWEIDE 2009 - Boeing B-17G  "Pink Lady" und Supermarine "Spitfire"

HAHNWEIDE 2009 - Boeing B-17G "Pink Lady" und Supermarine "Spitfire"

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Otmar Heilmann

Free Mitglied, Ringsheim

HAHNWEIDE 2009 - Boeing B-17G "Pink Lady" und Supermarine "Spitfire"

Ich glaube, zu diesen Szenen am Sonntag wurde schon alles gesagt. Hier mein fotografischer Beitrag dazu.

Geschichte der "Pink Lady": Quelle Wikipedia

The Pink Lady is the current nickname of a B-17G Flying Fortress bomber. It is one of the few B-17s still in flying condition, and the only flying survivor to see action in Europe during World War II.

Rolled out of the Lockheed-Vega production facility in Burbank, California in December, 1944, The Pink Lady was then only known as a B-17G-85-VE Fortress, serial number 44-8846. On March 1, 1945, 44-8846 was flown to RAF Polebrook, England, and assigned to the 511th Bomb Squadron, 351st Bomb Group. Since she entered active service so close to the end of the war, 44-8846 only flew six missions over Germany, the last one being on April 20, 1945, when the 351st ended combat operations. She was transferred to the 365th Bomb Squadron, 305th Bomb Group, based at RAF Chelveston, England, when the rest of the 351st returned to the United States.

She featured as the fictional B-17F Mother and Country, in addition to The Pink Lady, in the film, Memphis Belle, being painted on one side to resemble the older B-17F. The Pink Lady was kept at Paris - Orly Airport, France, just to the south of Paris, until its hangar was listed for demolition. It is currently being stored in a hangar in St Yan, (Saône et Loire), France.

Leider konnte ich nur eine englische Beschreibung finden, so auf die Schnelle. Im deutschen Wiki nicht gefunden.

Viele Grüße an alle

Kommentare 1

  • OLD No13 16. Januar 2014, 10:12

    Well done , Stars sprangled banner - These Colors Don´t Run

    In 2014, the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy will be commemorated by many Allied Heads of State and hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world from June through till the end of August.The majority of Allied troops who landed on the D-Day beaches were from the United Kingdom, Canada and the USA. Allied Troops from many other countries participated in D-Day June 6,1944 and the Battle of Normandy, in all the different armed services: Australia, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, France, Greece, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway and Poland.Over 425,000 Allied and German troops were killed, wounded or went missing during the Battle of Normandy.

    We will remember them.